Pan-Fried Tofu

Dooboojeon is a side dish solely made with firm tofu that is vegetarian friendly, ready to be served within minutes. Dooboo translates into tofu and jeon literally means pan-fried in Korean. As tofu is a very common ingredient in Korean cuisine, dooboojeon is a simple and delicious way to eat it. Straight out of its package, firm tofu block is washed, sliced into rectangular or square pieces then pan-fried to golden crispy pieces. Popular sauce mixture of soy sauce, vinegar, finely chopped green onions, and gochugaru can be set aside for dipping or place on top of each tofu pieces.

Tofu, soy bean curd, is cholesterol free, low in saturated fat and rich in minerals & vitamins such as iron and calcium. It is also a great source of protein with low calories and known to help lower bad cholesterol levels when compared with other types of protein foods.


Recipe Ingredients: Sauce

  • 2 stalks green onions, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2-3 tbsp vinegar
  • ¼ tsp gochugaru, red chili pepper flakes

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1 package of tofu (firm)
  • Olive oil

Cooking Directions

  1. Finely chop green onions. In a small bowl, mix all the sauce ingredients together and set aside.
  2. Cut tofu into desired rectangular slices. It shouldn't be more than ¼ inch thick for optimal cooking time.
  3. In a flying pan, add olive oil and pan-fry tofu slices until brown on both sides.
  4. Remove from pan and neatly place them on a serving plate as desired.
  5. Set sauce aside for dipping or add on top of each tofu with a spoon.
  6. Serve hot and enjoy.