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Korean Tofu Jorim Recipe & Video

  • Author: Seonkyoung Longest
  • Cook Time: 18 mins
  • Total Time: 18 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1 block of medium firm to firm tofu
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 10 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 to 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 tbsp gochugaru (you can substitute to regular red pepper flakes)
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1/2 onion, sliced


  1. Cut tofu in halves lengthwise then slice into 1/2” thick squares.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat add cooking oil. Carefully add the tofu slices and cook 5 to 6 minutes each side or until both side is nice golden brown.
  3. Meanwhile, let’s make the sauce!
    Combine chopped garlic, chopped green onion, gochugaru, soy sauce, maple syrup, sesame oil and sesame seeds in a mixing bowl.
  4. Place sliced onion on the bottom of a small to medium size thick bottom pot. Place one layer of fried tofu slices and top with a couple tablespoons of the sauce. repeat until you are done with all the ingredients.
  5. Cover, bring it to boil over medium high heat then reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes. Garnish with some sesame seeds if you like, and it’s ready to serve with warm cooked rice and other Korean side dishes! Enjoy!


You could serve the pan fried tofu with this sauce as a dipping sauce, very delicious, more fresh and pungent! I prefer to eat this way during the summer time!