Korean Soft Tofu Recipe

Korean Soft Tofu Recipe

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

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.

Korean Soft Tofu with Rice

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

Korean Soft Tofu

This Korean soft tofu recipe is so simple to make it takes about 3 mins using 7 ingredients with no cooking required! Recommend having Korean soft tofu with rice!
5 from 16 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Korean, Vegan
Keyword: budget-friendly, korean, tofu
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 216kcal


  • 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!


Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 1032mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 416IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 276mg | Iron: 3mg


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16 thoughts on “Korean Soft Tofu Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    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.

  2. 5 stars
    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!

    1. Cheap Lazy Vegan

      5 stars
      Haha I will keep doing more and more Korean recipes! With random Korean lessons 🙂
      thank you!!!

  3. 5 stars
    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

  4. 5 stars
    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.
    You’re WONDERFUL
    Thank you

  5. 5 stars
    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

  6. 5 stars
    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!

  7. 5 stars
    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!

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