Welcome to my blog! Here I document my daily adventures of motherhood, life, and all the sweet & savory food I eat along the way!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Spicy Braised Tofu

Spicy Braised Tofu

Dubu Jorim | 두부 조림

If you’ve been following my other recipes, I’m sure you’ve begun to see a reoccurring theme of ingredients, when it comes to Korean cuisine. It’s what I love about Korean food. It makes preparation so easy and convenient because most recipes call for ingredients that I can already find in my fridge or pantry. Whether you’re making side dishes, soups or marinades, Korean food incorporates many of the same ingredients that blend together the concept of sweet and spicy and this braised tofu is no exception.

Perfect for vegetarians, but sure to please everyone, Dubu Jorim makes for a perfect side dish, but is meaty enough that it can also be enjoyed alone with rice. 



  • 1 package of firm tofu (부침용)
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon gochugaru (hot pepper flakes)
  • 3 stalks green onions chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup water


For Marinade: 

Whisk together all ingredients, with the exception of the tofu, in a bowl.

Whisk together all ingredients, with the exception of the tofu, in a bowl.

Pat Tofu dry with a paper towel and slice into 1/2" slices.


Heat a large skillet, with a tablespoon of sesame oil, over medium heat and pan fry tofu until golden brown on both sides


Liberally spread marinade over tofu and let simmer for a minute so flavors can infuse and sauce begins to thicken. 

Serve & enjoy!





Korean Cuisine: A Shared Experience

Korean Cuisine: A Shared Experience

Korean Oxtail Soup

Korean Oxtail Soup