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Korean Style Spicy Tofu

  • Author: Simple Vegan Blog
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Main dish
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Korean

I really love Korean cuisine and this amazing Korean-style spicy tofu is so delicious and easy to make. I usually eat it with some rice and veggies.

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Ingredients

  • 10 oz firm tofu (275 g)
  • 1 tsp cane or brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp gochujang (I told you how to replace it above)
  • ½ cup water (125 ml)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • ¼ onion, finely chopped
  • Chopped chives (optional)
  • Sesame seeds (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 390ºF or 200ºC.
  2. Slice the tofu and bake it for about 15 minutes and for another 5 minutes on the other side. Cook longer if needed until golden brown. Feel free to fry or sauté the tofu in a frying pan with some oil.
  3. Mix the sugar, tamari, gochujang and water in a bowl. Set aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the garlic and onion until golden brown.
  5. Add the tofu and the sauce and cook for about 5 minutes.
  6. Serve and garnish with some chives and sesame seeds (optional).

Notes

Recipe adapted from Maangchi.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 of the recipe
  • Calories: 315
  • Sugar: 3.2 g
  • Sodium: 819.2 mg
  • Fat: 20.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.9 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.2 g
  • Fiber: 4.5 g
  • Protein: 24.9 g