Gochujang Tofu

Gochujang, a traditional Korean red pepper paste has a sweet and spicy taste and goes so well with any protein, vegetarian or non vegetarian. Gochujang generally contains red chili powder, fermented soybeans, rice wine, glutinous rice and salt. This tofu dish is easy and so very tasty. Make sure you’ve squeezed all the water out of the tofu. I usually place a towel on the tofu for about an hour so that all the water gets completely soaked up. @sarchakra

Prep Time: 10

Cook time: 20 mins

Serves: 3-4


  • Tofu: 1 package
  • Fish sauce: 1 tbsp (if vegetarian, use Worcestershire sauce instead)
  • Garlic paste: 1 tbsp
  • Sesame oil: 1 tbsp
  • Agave: 1 tbsp
  • Gochujang sauce: 1 tbsp
  • Sesame seeds: 2 tbsp
  • Spring onions: 2 tbsp


Cut tofu into small bites and marinate overnight with the following: fish sauce, garlic paste, sesame oil, agave or honey, soy sauce and gochujang sauce.

When ready to cook, heat 1 tbsp oil and sauté the marinated tofu for a few mins on each side till a crust formsAdd in any remaining marination, and cook till desired consistency.

Serve with some sesame seeds and spring onions.

Gochujang Tofu

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