Easy and delicious Korean tofu side dish - Pan Fried Tofu in Garlic Soy Sesame Sauce (Dubu Buchim) recipe. Budget friendly and Vegetarian friendly | MyKoreanKitchen.com
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Pan Fried Tofu in Garlic Soy Sesame Sauce

How to make pan fried tofu with garlic and soy sauce
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side dishes
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: tofu
Servings: 3
Calories: 76kcal
Author: Sue | My Korean Kitchen



  • 250 g firm tofu , I might be biased but I think Korean tofu seem tastier than any other kinds of tofu I’ve tried.
  • 10 g green onion (0.4 ounces), thinly sliced
  • Some cooking oil , I used rice bran oil



  • Take out the tofu from the packaging and drain off the water. Gently pat dry the outer layer of tofu with some kitchen paper. Cut the tofu into bite sized pieces. (You can cut it into small cubes or cut into medium-sized rectangles, whichever you like). Gently pat dry both sides of the sliced tofu with some kitchen paper.
  • Preheat a (non-stick) frying pan on high heat and add some cooking oil and spread the oil across the pan.
  • Add the tofu and pan fry both sides until they turn golden brown (about 2 mins each side on high heat). Turn the heat off.
  • Stack the tofu in a shallow bowl and add the green onion. Pour the sauce around the tofu and green onion. Serve.


1 Tbsp = 15 ml


Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 3g | Sodium: 701mg | Potassium: 187mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1.2mg