Hi, everybody!
I’m introducing 2 kinds of Korean tofu side dishes to you today! This one is the recipe for pan fried tofu in soy sauce, and we’ll also have a dosirak review when we’re finished making it (the other dish in the video is Dububuchim-yangnyeomjang).

Let’s start!



  1. Slice the tofu into 10 bite size pieces (¼ inch thick rectangles). Towel off each piece with a paper towel.tofu
  2. Heat a pan and add 1 to 2 tbs of vegetable oil.
  3. Add the tofu and lower the heat. Cook over low heat for about 5 to 7 minutes until the bottoms of the tofu pieces turn golden brown.whitetofu
  4. Turn over  each piece and cook another 5 minutes.pan-fried tofu
  5. Add 1 clove minced garlic, 1 tbs soy sauce, 1 tbs corn syrup and stir, to caramelize the tofu.dubuganjangjorim
  6. Turn the heat off and transfer the cooked tofu to a serving plate.
  7. Sprinkle some roasted black sesame seeds over top before serving.dubuganjangjorim1
  8. Serve with rice as a side dish, or in a Korean lunchbox.

Let’s review your Korean cooking skill by making dosirak (lunchbox) with this. In this case I also prepared a spinach side dish (shigumchi namul) and a breaded fish pancake (using my cod jeon recipe) to go with the dubu-ganjangjorim.


This dosirak is not only a healthy, well balanced meal, but also colorful and delicious! Try it out!


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  1. John in Baton Rouge Baton Rouge Louisiana joined 12/16 & has 40 comments

    Another simple, yet awesome Maangchi recipe. I always adjust a little to my own taste. I added some fish sauce, a little rice vinegar, and some mirin to this – and honey in addition to the rice syrup. Lots of sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds because I love them… At the end after the sauce thickened good I turned the heat off and mixed in a chopped red onion… YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

  2. malmi perera sri lanka joined 2/15 & has 9 comments

    Oh, thanks a lot.

  3. malmi perera sri lanka joined 2/15 & has 9 comments

    I made it, thanks maangchi. .

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  4. P89Thomas Texas joined 11/14 & has 1 comment

    Very easy and very good! I added a bit of hot chili paste to give it a bit of heat. Makes me miss kimbap heaven in Taegu!

  5. deema Ulsa, South Korea joined 8/14 & has 1 comment

    Hi, your blog has been very helpful for me as an expat living in Korea. Would you be able to tell me how would I ask for firm tofu at a local Korean market?

  6. Jiulina Indonesia joined 6/14 & has 2 comments

    Hi,this is my first time watch your tutorial and want to try this dish..but, what if i don’t have corn syrup? can i use honey instead and have a same result? thanks!

  7. amddr91 USA joined 4/14 & has 1 comment

    I see the picture above has beans cooked with the rice. What type of beans do you use? Do you just add the dry beans to dry rice, rinse, and cook them in a rice cooker or is there a different way to make this? Thanks!

  8. Yukiji Mongolia joined 9/13 & has 1 comment

    Hello! Can I know what kind of sesame oil are you using? The sweet sesame oil or just normal sesame oil? Thank you

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