It is no controversy that tofu is a all time favorite food of Asian people. And I am a fan of tofu. Each time I came home to visit my family, my Mom often asked me what I wished to eat for the first meal at home. The first thing I always remembered was a simple dish of fried tofu.
Tofu is very popular in Asian countries, however, the taste and the texture of tofu differ from country to country. And of course, tofu comes in a great variety of dishes. I am not a vegetarian, however, I never hesitate to try any dish made with tofu.
So this time, I am attracted to another Korean dish made with tofu. Tofu Jo Rim is the name of this dish in Korean. I have to admit that right from the first bite, I really loved the tofu cooked in this way. The only matter was that the tofu was a little too salty for my taste. So I remembered to omit the salt used to sprinkle the tofu slices before cooking them.
This dish goes well with hot cooked rice, vegetable and salad.
Ingredients: (serves 4)
- 400g firm tofu
- 1/8 tsp salt (you may omit if you cannot it too salty)
- 4 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 1/2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp sesame oil
- 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds, crush lightly
- dash of black pepper
- 3 spring onions, sliced
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1 tbs water
- 2-3 tsp vegetable oil
- Cut the tofu into 1/2 ” thick slices. Sprinkle lightly with salt (if necessary) Let salted tofu stand a few minutes. Pat the tofu dry with kitchen towel.
- Mix the soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, sesmae seeds, pepper, spring onions, garlic and water in a cup, stir until the sugas has dissolved.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the tofu slices until golden brown, turning once.
- One by one, dip the fried tofu slices in the sauce and return to the skillet, making layers. Pour the rest of the sauce over the tofu. Cook the tofu and sauce over medium heat about 5 minutes or until the tofu soaks up sauce.