Simmered Tofu, Tofu Jorim, Dubu Jorim, Dubu Ganjang Jorim

Delicious Korean Tofu Dish - Tofu Jorim, Dubu Jorim

Tofu, soy bean curd, dubu in Korean, is a great source of protein. It’s also cholesterol free, low in saturated fat, and rich in minerals and vitamins such as iron, calcium, manganese, etc. With all these great nutrients, tofu has low calories compared with other protein food, and helps lower LDL (bad cholesterol) levels. It’s easy and cheap to buy as well. I’ve loved tofu, but now listing all these benefits, I love it so much more!

There are a few popular dishes with tofu in Korea such as tofu kimchi (dubu kimchi), tofu jorim (dubu jorim), soft tofu soup (sundubu), or soy bean paste soup (doenjang jjigae). I love all these, but two dishes that I usually cook at home are tofu jorim (dubu jorim) and soy bean paste soup (doenjang jjigae).

Here is a recipe for tofu jorim. It’s simple and easy.

- 1 package of tofu: If possible, get firm tofu. Tofu is easy to break.
- Olive oil

Sauce (jorim sauce)
- Soy sauce (ganjang): 1/4 cup
- Minced garlic: 1 tsp
- Pepper powder (gochugaru): 1/4 tsp
- Sesame oil: 1 tsp
- Sugar: 1/2 tsp
- Sliced green onion (pa): 1~2 green onions
- Sesame seeds: 1/2 tsp
- Sliced green chili: 1 sliced green chill
- Water: equal amount of soy sauce or less

* The amount of each ingredient for the sauce is subject to personal taste. I prefer spicy, but less salty and less sweet, so I add more chili and more water.

Tofu Jorim Ingredients

Dubu Jorim Sauce - Korean Simmered Tofu
- Green chill is not added to this sauce.

How to cook healthy soy-sauced boiled tofu, tofu jorim (dubu jorim)

1. Cut the tofu into slices.

Sliced Tofu for Tofu Jorim

2. Pat the tofu slices with paper towels to remove water.

3. Heat the pan over medium high heat and put some olive oil into the pan.

4. Pan fry the tofu slices both sides until they turn light yellow.

Koream Tofu Dish, Simmered Tofu

5. In a saucepan, add some jorim sauce (above) at the bottom. Heat the pan over low to medium heat. Put the first layer of cooked tofu. Add more jorim sauce on top of tofu. If needed, add the second layer of tofu and jorim sauce on top. If your pan is big enough, one layer will do.

Sizzling Tofu Jorim

6. Depending on how salty you want it to be, you can add more jorim sauce into the pan. With too much soy sauce, it looks dark. If color is as important as taste, add less jorim sauce and cook it less time.

7. It’s ready to serve when 80% to 85% of the jorim sauce simmers away.

Enjoy nutritious and tasty tofu jorim!

Delicious Korean Tofu Dish - Tofu Jorim, Dubu Jorim

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4 Responses to “Simmered Tofu, Tofu Jorim, Dubu Jorim, Dubu Ganjang Jorim”

  1. Joy Says:

    Holy Moly! This is one of my favorite Korean foods that I eat out here. I always ask my Korean friends how to make the sauce but they don’t know how and just think its soy sauce. Wahhh!

    And to think now I can make this at home thanks to your post. Oh what a glorious day! thank you~

  2. girlatastartup Says:

    So delicious!! My favorite Korean side dish! What a great blog!

  3. jila85 Says:

    i’m finding korean diet that makes them slim..and found this blog such a great thing for not only provides nice recipes, but also nutritional information that really benefits me.really luv this,tq so much..

  4. Mikey Says:

    Thanks for the recipe! I do love dubu jorim. I like to add a little more sesame oil, plus a lot more red pepper powder. I also use a couple spoonfuls of sambal oelek to make it spicier, and to give it a nice reddish color. Sometimes I buy braised tofu pre-made a H-Mart (a great Asian grocery store here on the east coast) and it is so fiery red it makes me wonder if they use food coloring. Otherwise I don’t know how to replicate that red color when the base of the sauce is soy sauce and sesame oil.

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