Korean cooking ingredients

Tofu

Dubu 두부

tofu
tofu

You can usually find a few different kinds of tofu at a grocery store. The tofu above is a medium soft tofu used for stew, and I use it in my doenjangjjigae and kimchijjigae videos. There are 3 white Korean letters in the blue circle on the package: “찌개용” which mean: “for stew.”

tofu

Recipes that use tofu:

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10 Comments:

  1. hendjomaa Cairo,Egypt My profile page joined 12/13
    Posted January 15th, 2014 at 2:10 pm | # |

    Hii Maangchi
    I have just bought fresh not canned tofu and i was woundering for how long i can keep it
    the women at the restaurant told me that it was just made and that i have to keep it in water
    so where can i keep it and for how many days it will remain eatable
    Thanks in advance :)

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted January 16th, 2014 at 12:23 pm | # |

      “the women at the restaurant told me that it was just made and that i have to keep it in water” Yes, that’s what I do! It will be ok up to 3 to 5 days in the fridge but the tofu shouldn’t be exposed to air.

  2. SakuraOnna US My profile page joined 11/10
    Posted March 19th, 2012 at 12:41 am | # |

    Do you use firm or soft tofu for Mandu?

  3. Dolly
    Posted July 27th, 2009 at 10:46 am | # |

    Hi Maangchi,

    I love Korean food and have eaten uncooked dubu with a delicious sauce on top. It had several ingredients including sesame seeds, chili peppers chopped and soy sauce.

    I would love to make this. Do you have a recipe?

    • Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
      Posted July 27th, 2009 at 9:58 pm | # |

      I posted the recipe for the sauce in my “grilled beef” recipe

      I’m copying and pasting the part from the recipe for you.

      Yangnyumjang recipe:

      Mix 2 tbs of soy sauce, 1 tbs of hot pepper flakes, ½ tbs of sugar, 1 tbs of sesame seeds, and 1 tbs of sesame oil.
      and add 1 -2 chopped green onions to the sauce and mix it up with a spoon.

      Enjoy with raw tofu! : )

  4. Nancy
    Posted October 23rd, 2008 at 1:55 pm | # |

    yum tofu!!! i could eat it every day : )

  5. Maangchi New York City My profile page joined 8/08
    Posted June 14th, 2008 at 8:49 pm | # |

    Hi,Lucy,
    I have never made my own dubu.
    Dubu is very cheap, so I have never thought about making it.
    Maybe later, : )

  6. Anonymous
    Posted June 11th, 2008 at 12:43 pm | # |

    Hi, Maangchi,

    Have you ever made your own dubu? A restaurant near me makes a wonderful appetizer of fresh tofu stacked with thinly sliced cucumbers, with a soy/sesame sauce. It is so fresh and wonderful, I’d love to learn to make my own tofu if it’s not too hard.

    Thanks!
    Lucy


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