For 2-3 Persons Preparation Time ca. 20 Minuten


  • 1 block of firm tofu (about 14 oz or 400g), cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups of well-fermented kimchi, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon gochugaru (Korean red pepper flakes, adjust to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (optional)
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • Toasted sesame seeds for garnish (optional)


  1. Start by preparing the tofu. Gently press it between paper towels or kitchen towels to remove excess moisture. Then, cut it into bite-sized cubes.
  2. In a large skillet or pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the tofu cubes and stir-fry until they turn golden brown on all sides. This should take about 5-7 minutes. Remove the tofu from the pan and set it aside.
  3. In the same pan, add the sesame oil and chopped garlic. Sauté for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
  4. Add the minced ginger and gochugaru (Korean red pepper flakes). Stir-fry for another minute to infuse the oil with the flavors.
  5. Add the chopped kimchi to the pan. Continue to stir-fry for about 5-7 minutes until the kimchi becomes soft and slightly caramelized.
  6. Return the tofu to the pan and add soy sauce and sugar (if using). Stir everything together gently to combine. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  7. Taste and adjust the seasoning. You can add more gochugaru for extra heat or soy sauce for more saltiness.
  8. Just before serving, sprinkle chopped green onions and toasted sesame seeds over the top for added freshness and flavor.
  9. Korean Stir-Fried Kimchi with Tofu is best served hot and can be enjoyed as a side dish or a main course when served with steamed rice.
  10. Enjoy your homemade Korean Stir-Fried Kimchi with Tofu!