Spicy Braised Tofu – Dubu Jorim


  • Tofu (1 pack)
  • Cooking Oil (3 tbsp)
  • Sesame Oil (1 tsp) 
  • Sesame Seeds (1 tsp)
  • Garlic (1 clove minced)
  • Onion (1 medium sized minced)
  • Green onions (2 chopped)

For the sauce, mix in a small bowl:

  • Soy Sauce (1 tbsp)
  • Salt (1 tsp)
  • Sugar (1 tsp)
  • Red chili flakes (1-2 tbsp to taste)
  • Water (1/2 cup)


Rinse tofu in cold running water and dry it with cotton or paper towel. Cut it into ¼ inch thick bite size pieces.

Add the cooking oil to a non-stick pan and heat it up over high heat.

Gently set the tofu onto the pan and cook for 7 to 8 minutes. Rotate the pan to cook the tofu evenly. When the bottoms get a little crunchy, flip them using a spatula. Cook for another 7 to 8 minutes until both sides of the tofu pieces are golden brown.

Transfer the tofu to a plate. Keep the leftover oil.

Heat up a small pan or a wok over medium high heat and add the leftover oil.

Add chopped onion, garlic, and green onion (keep a tablespoon aside to be used for a garnish later). Stir and cook for a few minutes until the onion gets translucent.

Add the sauce and keep stirring until it reduces a bit and thickens.

Add tofu and mix it carefully not to break them the tofu and make sure they are coated with the sauce. Cook for a couple of minutes and then add the sesame oil and stir. Sprinkle sesame seeds and the rest of the chopped green onion. Serve right away with rice.


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