This is one of those recipes that I wasn’t too sure about when I tasted it on it’s own but once it was served alongside other dishes it seemed to blend in perfectly, which is why I deemed it worthy enough to add to my collection.
BRAISED TOFU KOREAN-STYLE
peanut oil for frying
150 g tofu
4-5 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon chilli powder
115 ml water
2 spring onions, chopped
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
Cut the tofu into slices and fry them in heated peanut oil until lightly browned, shaking the pan very frequently so that the tofu does not stick. Remove from the pan and drain on a kitchen towel.
Mix the soy sauce, sugar, cloves garlic, and chilli powder in a small saucepan.
Add the water and bring to a simmer and add the tofu pieces and braise gently until the sauce has reduced by half.
Sprinkle the spring onions over the top and cook until most of the liquid has been boiled off but it is still nice and moist
Sprinkle the top of the tofu with sesame oil and sesame seeds and serve.