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Korean Tofu Side Dish

Tofu is pronounced as “doo boo” in Korean. If you say doo boo in front of Koreans, they will be impressed!
Panfried tofu with spicy sauce
(Dubu buchim yangnyumjang)

Ingredients:

Note: As a non-Korean person, I do not know local Korean stores, so I buy many of the ingredients at local whole food or online: Korean Ingredients

Half package of tofu (about 10 oz: 280 grams), soy sauce, hot pepper flakes, sugar, green onion, garlic, sesame oil, roasted sesame seeds
1.Slice the tofu into bite size pieces (¼ inch thick rectangles). You should get 10 pieces. Towel off each piece with a paper towel.
2. Heat a pan with 1 to 2 tbs of vegetable oil. Add the tofu and lower the heat. Cook over low heat about 5-7 minutes.
3. When the bottom of the tofu looks golden brown, turn it over and cook another 5 minutes.
4. Transfer the cooked tofu to a serving plate.
5. Make your sauce in a small bowl by mixing these ingredients:
1 clove of minced garlic, 1 chopped green onion, 1 ts hot pepper flakes, 1 ts sugar (or honey), 2 tbs soy sauce, and 2 ts sesame oil
6. Spoon the sauce evenly over the tofu, and sprinkle some roasted sesame seeds just before serving.
7. Serve with rice as a side dish
Panfried tofu in soy sauce
(Dubu ganjang jorim)
Ingredients:
Half package of tofu (about 10 oz: 280 grams), garlic, soy sauce, corn syrup (mulyeot), black sesame seeds.
1. Slice the tofu into bite size pieces (¼ inch thick rectangles). You should get 10 pieces. Towel off each piece with a paper towel.
2. Heat a pan with 1 to 2 tbs of vegetable oil. Add the tofu and lower the heat. Cook over low heat about 5-7 minutes.
3. When the bottom of the tofu looks golden brown, turn it over and cook another 5 minutes.
4. Add 1 clove minced garlic, 1 tbs soy sauce, 1 tbs corn syrup and stir it to caramelize the tofu.
5. Turn the heat off and transfer the cooked tofu to a serving plate.
6. Sprinkle some roasted black sesame seeds before serving.
7. Serve with rice as a side dish.
*tip: you can use this dish as a side dish for your doshirak (Korean lunch box)

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