Korean Food Recipe: Tofu Kimchi

Probably one of the easiest Korean food recipe to prepare is 두부김치 or “tofu kimchi”. On May 20th, my family climbed up Mt. Dobong in Seoul. It took us a total of 6 hours because we used an unfamiliar trail going down. Anyway, when we got home I just prepared this dish with the makgeolli, a traditional Korean wine, we got from Danyang.

A simple Korean food recipe perfect after climbing a mountain!

If you’re making “tofu kimchi” make sure that the kimchi you’re using is old. Mine was what was left from our “kimjang” last year so it’s almost seven months old!

What I prepared:
– sesame oil
– minced garlic
– pork (optional)
– the seven months old kimchi
– tofu

How I made the dish:
1. I boiled water with a 1/2 teaspoon salt. I put in the tofu and let it boil for 3 minutes.
2. While waiting for the water to boil, I cut up the kimchi.
3. In medium heat, I heat the sesame oil in a deep pan. Added the ginger and then the pork.
4. When the pork is done, I add the cut up kimchi.
5. I stir fried the kimchi for about 10-15 minutes. I really don’t remember but I know it was done when the kimchi looked like the one above ;p
6. I sliced the tofu about 0.5 inch thick and put them on the plate like above.

How to eat:
Get some kimchi and eat with a slice of tofu. Best with makgeolli or Korean traditional wine.

If you have old kimchi in your fridge, you can use it for “kimchi stew” (kimchi jjige), “tofu kimchi” and kimchi fried rice.

5 thoughts on “Korean Food Recipe: Tofu Kimchi

  • June 2, 2012 at 10:58 pm
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    I missed kimchi by now! I wanna try to cook this menu by tomorrow, I found it so healthy, Not sure though, LOL! thanks for sharing… 🙂

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  • June 3, 2012 at 5:21 am
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    ate, na-miss ko old neighborhood namin. we always get fresh hot tofu from the “tofu ajosshi” hehe..

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  • June 8, 2012 at 2:03 am
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    Yummy! I really want to cook Korean dishes but the ingredients are too expensive for me. I think this one is more affordable. I will try this at home! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  • August 14, 2012 at 11:10 pm
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    “the seven months old kimchi”? That’s epic!
    try ko din maggawa nito kapag may kimchi.

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    • August 18, 2012 at 2:52 pm
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      Oh it’s now ten months…

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