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spicy korean style tofu in bowl with veggies and white napkin

Spicy Korean Style Tofu Bowls

Ana | Claudia's Table
Spicy Korean Style Tofu Bowls hit an addicting, very spicy note and with a bit of sticky sweet.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Asian, Korean
Servings 4
Calories 269 kcal


  • small sauce pan
  • medium non stick pan


  • 16oz block Tofu extra firm
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar seasoned
  • 4 tbsp sesame oil toasted
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce low sodium
  • 1 tbsp sriracha
  • 1 tsp Gochugaru Korean chili flakes, coarse grind
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp pepper white, ground
  • pinch salt kosher
  • canola or other neutral oil for frying tofu


  • Remove block of tofu from container and discard water.
  • Place and wrap in clean kitchen towel with heavy dish on top to remove all excess water.
  • Allow the excess water to drain for about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • In a small saucepan, combine rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, minced garlic, white pepper and add a pinch of kosher salt.
  • Add sriracha and gochugaru. If you are concerned about the spice level, start with half.
  • On low heat, warm ingredients through and gently simmer for about 2 minutes. Taste carefully to check for spice level. Add remainder and more if you choose.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Once the tofu is ready, cut tofu into 1 inch cubes.
  • Place in bowl and sprinkle cornstarch on top and gently toss.
  • Preheat nonstick pan with about 1 tablespoon of canola oil
  • Once the oil is hot, carefully add the tofu and allow to brown on all sides. About 5 minutes on each side.
  • When the tofu is browned evenly, remove from oil and place on paper towels on plate to remove excess oil.
  • Carefully remove any excess oil from nonstick pan and place tofu and sauce mixture back into pan.
  • Heat through for about 3 minutes until bubbling. Gently stirring the tofu until it's fully covered in sauce.



Serving: 4oz with sauceCalories: 269kcal
Keyword dinner bowl recipes, tofu recipes, vegetarian

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