This Korean soft tofu recipe is so simple to make it takes about 2 to 5 mins using 7 ingredients with no cooking required!
You can eat this Korean soft tofu recipe cold or room temperature and with some rice. This dish is what Koreans would call a “rice thief”. A dish that is delicious and addictive and goes so well with rice that you end up eating so much rice with it, hence the name “rice thief”.
Recipe for Korean Soft Tofu
I’ve been making Korean seasoned soft tofu every since I could remember It’s the perfect side dish that can also be stored in the fridge to enjoy later.
I definitely have a “soft” spot for soft tofu or silken tofu. You get such a different experience and can enjoy so many different recipes that are perfect for that soft, silky, and custardy texture. If you’ve never tried soft tofu, I definitely think you are missing out.
This Korean soft tofu recipe is nut-free, dairy-free, vegan, and can be made gluten-free using tamari instead of soy sauce.
Ingredients for Korean Seasoned Soft Tofu
- Soft tofu or silken tofu
- Soy sauce or tamari (for gluten-free)
- Sesame oil
- Maple syrup
- Gochugaru (Korean chili powder/flakes)
- Green onion
- Sesame seeds
How To Make Korean Soft Tofu
Start by mixing together soy sauce/tamari, sesame oil, maple syrup, gochugaru, and chopped green onion in a small bowl.
Next, open up the package of silken/soft tofu and cut it into bite-sized pieces or cubes. Put the silken tofu on a plate and pour the sauce on top. Top with the rest of the green onions and sesame seeds. Enjoy with some rice!
Korean Soft Tofu
- 1 Small bowl
- 1 package Soft tofu or silken tofu
- 2 tbsp Soy sauce or tamari (for gluten-free option)
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp gochugaru Korean chili powder/flakes
- 2 green onion stalks, washed
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- In a small bowl, mix together soy sauce, sesame oil, maple syrup, gochugaru and half the green onions.
- Open up the package of silken tofu and cut into bite-sized pieces or cubes.
- Put the silken tofu on a plate and pour the sauce on top.
- Top with the rest of the green onions and sesame seeds.
- Enjoy with rice!
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15 thoughts on “Korean Soft Tofu Recipe”
Simple dish but absolutely fantastic. Doesn’t require any cooking so it’s extra easy. But full of flavour. Sauce can be enjoyed in different things too.
thank you so much! So glad you enjoyed it 🙂
Tasty and super easy to prepare.
thank you so much!
Why is this so good ?! I might as well start learning Korean, I love all of the Korean recipes on your blog.
Awesome side if you ever need to add more protein to your dinner!
Haha I will keep doing more and more Korean recipes! With random Korean lessons 🙂
I love soft tofu! This is an excellent, easy dish! Definitely going to keep on making this!
I made this three times already but I like to add even more sesame oil because it is just too good! This is the best and easiest dish to eat with rice
Made this three times already!!! I love having it with rice 😍
I’ve made this twice now and love it! Korean soft tofu with a side of rice is so good!
YOU ARE MY FAVORITE!!!
Thank you for your recipes and videos.
I’m 68 years YOUNG and decided to go vegan 8 months ago.
I’ve made so many of the dishes you show.
I also tell everyone about you even if they aren’t vegan.
I love the spicy Soon Tofu and tonight I watched you make the black bean
TTEOKBOKKI and can’t wait to make that.
Love this dish when I don’t have a lot of time.
Not only is it quick to make, IT’S DELICIOUS 😋😋😋
I had never had SOON tofu before
This is a keeper
Made this tonight, loved it. Yum. Thanks for sharing!!!
I never knew you could just eat the soft tofu without cooking it. I usually use it for desserts. But this recipe was so good. I ate it along with some black rice. That sauce is amazing. And it was so easy!
This dish is delicious!! I paired it with sushi rice, cucumber, jalapeno, cilantro, and pickled ginger, and the extra sauce really took everything to the next level. 11/10!