How To Make Vegan Dubu Jorim, Korean Braised Tofu


Narinder Singh
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I was looking for a vegan tofu recipe from Korea and I got lucky. I found Dubu Jorim – a spicy braised tofu that works as a side dish with any meal. It is super easy to make and uses every day ingredients that you have in your Kitchen. If you want to cook a Korean dish, it doesn’t get easier than this.

Dubu Jorim – Korean Braised Tofu


  1. Firm Tofu: 300gm
  2. Red Onion: 1 small
  3. Green Onion: 1 bulb and leaves
  4. Garlic: 1 good sized clove
  5. Oil to fry


  1. Soy sauce: 1 tablespoon
  2. Hot red pepper paste or powder: 1 tablespoon
  3. Salt: 1 teaspoon
  4. Sugar: 1 teaspoon
  5. Water: 1/2 cup

Let’s Cook

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  1. Wrap tofu block in a paper towel and keep something a little heavy on it to drain the water from it.
  2. Once the tofu is dry, cut it into slices. The size and number of slices can be of your choice.
  3. Pan fry the tofu slices in oil. Make sure to fry on both sides until golden brown. Keep aside.
  4. Start with the sauce. Put all the ingredients of the sauce in a bowl. Mix with a spoon until the sugar is dissolved. Your sauce is ready. Keep aside.
  5. Finely chop red onion and garlic.
  6. Chop green onion bulb.
  7. Chop the leaves of the green onion and reserve for garnishing.
  8. Heat a little oil in a pan. Add red and green onion, and chopped garlic.
  9. Sauté until golden brown.
  10. Add the sauce.
  11. Cook on medium flame until the sauce thickens.
  12. Drop the fried tofu slices in the sauce and mix. Make sure to coat all the tofu slices with the sauce.
  13. That’s it. Your dubu jorim is ready. Garnish with the green onion leaves.

Watch A Video

There is a really nice recipe video on vegan Dubu Jorim from the ‘Maangchi’ Youtube Channel. Please watch it here: Spicy Braised Tofu Youtube Video

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