Pan fried tofu in soy sauce

Dubu-ganjangjorim 두부간장조림

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!

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Ingredients

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Directions

  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.

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

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13 Comments:

  1. John in Baton Rouge Baton Rouge Louisiana joined 12/16
    Posted February 24th, 2017 at 12:10 pm | # |

    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
    Posted February 4th, 2016 at 5:36 am | # |

    Oh, thanks a lot.

  3. malmi perera sri lanka joined 2/15
    Posted February 1st, 2016 at 12:31 pm | # |

    I made it, thanks maangchi. .


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  4. P89Thomas Texas joined 11/14
    Posted November 17th, 2014 at 9:19 pm | # |

    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
    Posted August 21st, 2014 at 9:13 am | # |

    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
    Posted June 17th, 2014 at 5:06 am | # |

    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!

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted June 19th, 2014 at 9:23 am | # |

      yes, you can use honey or sugar.

  7. amddr91 USA joined 4/14
    Posted April 14th, 2014 at 4:14 pm | # |

    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!

    • Maangchi New York City joined 8/08
      Posted June 19th, 2014 at 9:27 am | # |

      oh, they are fresh green peas. Add any type of fresh beans to your rice and cook.

  8. Yukiji Mongolia joined 9/13
    Posted September 12th, 2013 at 9:43 am | # |

    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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