Tofu and Sautéed Kimchi (Dubu Kimchi)

Tofu and sautéed kimchi (dubu kimchi)

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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
213 Calories
14g Fat
5g Carbs
20g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 213
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 281mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 350mg 27%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 319mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Dubu kimchi is a popular Anju (Korean drinking snack) and a delicious, easy way to use leftover or older kimchi. The vibrant flavor of the sautéed kimchi is mellowed by the soft, delicate texture of the plain tofu.


  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

  • 1/2 cup of thinly sliced pork, sliced into 1-inch pieces; or substitute bacon

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 cup of baechu kimchi, roughly chopped into 1-inch pieces; older, aged kimchi is best

  • 2 teaspoons sugar

  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1 block firm tofu

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Coat a large frying pan or wok with oil and sauté pork over medium-high heat until almost cooked through. Drain oil if necessary.

  3. Add garlic and sauté for a couple of more minutes, mixing to combine.

  4. Add kimchi and fry for about 5 to 7 minutes, until it becomes a darker reddish brown.

  5. Add sugar, soy sauce, sesame seeds, and sesame oil and fry for another minute.

  6. Remove from heat.

  7. In a pot of gently boiling water, boil entire block of tofu for 3 minutes.

  8. Drain tofu and slice into rectangles.

  9. Serve topped with sautéed kimchi (kimchi bokum) or place kimchi in the center of the plate and arrange tofu around it.

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