Spicy stir-fried tofu (깐풍 두부, KkanPung DuBu) is a variation of chicken dish called KkanPungGi.The crispy tofu is tossed with a delicious sauce that has spicy, sour, sweet, and salty flavors, so the taste is fantastic. This delicious tofu dish will be very welcomed by vegetarians or vegans. How about this KkanPungDuBu as a delicious menu this weekend?😉
Yield: 2 Servings
Short Korean Lesson
- An (안) = Inside
- BaGgat (바깥) = Outside
- 1 Pack Firm Tofu (16 oz)
- ½ Cup Corn Starch
- 2 Tbsp Dreid Hot Pepper or Chillies
- ½ Cup Onion
- ¼ Cup Green Onion
- 1 Tbsp Garlic
- 3½ Tbsp Cooking Oil
- 1 Tbsp Hot Pepper Oil
- 1 tsp Sesame Seeds
- 3 Tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1½ Tbsp Water
- 1½ Tbsp Sugar
- ½ Tbsp Vinegar
- 1 tsp Sesame Oil
Get a pack of firm-tofu (16 oz). Tap the tofu gently with a paper towel to remove some liquid from the tofu.
Cut the tofu into cubes slightly smaller than ½ inch. Once again, pat off the tofu with a paper towel lightly to remove the water. To make crispy tofu, we have to fry the tofu and then mix it with a sauce. So, while I prepare the rest of the ingredients, I will set the tofu aside for a while.
Put ½ cup of cornstarch, ¼ tsp salt, ⅛ tsp black pepper into a food storage bag. Shake the bag to get the powder mixed well enough.
To make a delicious sauce, put 3 Tbsp soy sauce, 1½ Tbsp water, 1½ Tbsp Sugar, ½ Tbsp Vinegar, and 1 tsp sesame oil in a small mixing bowl. Stir it until the sugar dissolves.
Finally, let’s prepare some vegetables to add great flavor to the sauce. One is 2 Tbsp of dried hot peppers or chilies. I think it is easier to get chillies in an American grocery store. Wipe the pepper with wet paper towels to remove the dust. Cut the top off and shake the pepper lightly to remove the seeds inside. Then, cut the dried peppers into small thin strips with scissors.
In addition to the dried peppers, prepare ½ cup onion, ¼ cup green onion, and 1 Tbsp garlic chopped into very small pieces.
It is time to tofu. So, put all the tofu into the powder mix bag and shake the bag carefully. It only takes a few shakes to cover the tofu well enough.
Preheat a nonstick pan on medium-high and put about 3 Tbsp of cooking oil in the pan. Also put all the tofu in it.
Occasionally flip the tofu in multiple directions so that all the sides fried can be evenly fried. After 10 minutes, you will have this nicely golden brown tofu pieces.
Quickly transfer the tofu to a plate covered with paper towels.
Put ½ Tbsp of cooking oil and 1 Tbsp of hot pepper oil in a preheated wok.
Put the prepared garlic in the wok and fry it for 20 seconds on high. The smell of the garlic penetrates into the oil and helps to make this dish more flavorful.
After 20 seconds, put the remaining vegetables and the sauce into the wok.
Reduce the temperature to medium-high and boil the sauce for 2 minutes.
After 2 minutes, add the tofu into the sauce and mix everything together well.
Stir-fry the tofu for about 5 minutes.
After 5 minutes, you will see the sauce is almost absorbed into the tofu. Now this dish is finished cooking.
Turn off the stove and sprinkle 1 tsp of sesame seeds.
This dish is easy to make and it is convinient to eat and delicious. So it is good for a party food and children’s snack. Do you like tofu? Are you a vegetarian? Do you also like a spicy food? Then, I strongly recommend today’s dish, KkanPungDuBu to you.