Cooking Korean food: 2 tofu sidedishes



How to make two different Korean sidedishes, “dubu ganjang jorim” and “dubu buchim yangnyeomjang”.

Here are the full recipes:
Panfried tofu with spicy sauce (dubu buchim yangnyumjang)
http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/dububu…

Panfried tofu in soy sauce (dubu ganjang jorim)
http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/dubu-g…

Tofu is pronounced as “doo boo” in Korean. If you say doo boo in front of Koreans, they will be impressed!
Panfried tofu with spicy sauce
(Dubu buchim yangnyumjang)
Ingredients:
Half package of tofu (about 10 oz: 280 grams), soy sauce, hot pepper flakes, sugar, green onion, garlic, sesame oil, roasted sesame seeds
1.Slice the tofu into bite size pieces (¼ inch thick rectangles). You should get 10 pieces. Towel off each piece with a paper towel.
2. Heat a pan with 1 to 2 tbs of vegetable oil. Add the tofu and lower the heat. Cook over low heat about 5-7 minutes.
3. When the bottom of the tofu looks golden brown, turn it over and cook another 5 minutes.
4. Transfer the cooked tofu to a serving plate.
5. Make your sauce in a small bowl by mixing these ingredients:
1 clove of minced garlic, 1 chopped green onion, 1 ts hot pepper flakes, 1 ts sugar (or honey), 2 tbs soy sauce, and 2 ts sesame oil
6. Spoon the sauce evenly over the tofu, and sprinkle some roasted sesame seeds just before serving.
7. Serve with rice as a side dish

Panfried tofu in soy sauce
(Dubu ganjang jorim)
Ingredients:
Half package of tofu (about 10 oz: 280 grams), garlic, soy sauce, corn syrup (mulyeot), black sesame seeds.
1. Slice the tofu into bite size pieces (¼ inch thick rectangles). You should get 10 pieces. Towel off each piece with a paper towel.
2. Heat a pan with 1 to 2 tbs of vegetable oil. Add the tofu and lower the heat. Cook over low heat about 5-7 minutes.
3. When the bottom of the tofu looks golden brown, turn it over and cook another 5 minutes.
4. Add 1 clove minced garlic, 1 tbs soy sauce, 1 tbs corn syrup and stir it to caramelize the tofu.
5. Turn the heat off and transfer the cooked tofu to a serving plate.
6. Sprinkle some roasted black sesame seeds before serving.
7. Serve with rice as a side dish.
*tip: you can use this dish as a side dish for your doshirak (Korean lunch box)

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