Dubu Kimchi Recipe — Tofu Served With A Tasty Mixture Of Kimchi & Pork

dubu kimchi or tofu kimchi in plate.

Hey there! Today, I have got an interesting recipe for you guys! I am so excited to share the “Dubu Kimchi” recipe with you all, as it is a very popular Korean dish. It is considered to be Korea’s favorite “ahn-joo,” which means food that goes amazing with alcoholic beverages.

This obviously says that Dubu Kimchi is an excellent option for parties, but it can also be enjoyed as a main course dish or snack at any time of the day. The exceptionally delectable & flavorful mixture of kimchi and pork is perfectly matched with wholesome tofu.

When prepared beautifully, the color contrasts and its smell make your heads turn for a while. It only takes 20 minutes to cook, which is not a big deal, right? It can be prepared easily, and that’s what I like the most.

Moreover, the one thing that I adore about dubu kimchi is how tofu & kimchi both complement each other. When it comes to tofu, it is mild & tender. On the other hand, kimchi possesses a savory & spicy flavor. These complex flavors are enhanced when cooked with meat & sesame oil. It’s marvelous! This recipe is definitely going to make your day. I hope you will try the dubu kimchi recipe soon!

How To Make Dubu Kimchi

dubu kimchi or tofu kimchi in plate.

Dubu (Tofu) Kimchi Recipe

Simantini Singh Deo
Dubu kimchi is a classic Korean snack that is extremely easy to cook at home with the perfect ingredients.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine korean
Servings 2 people


  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Medium-sized Pot
  • Large Pan
  • A Plate


  • 2 Cups Kimchi Completely Fermented
  • ½ Pound Pork Thinly Sliced
  • 1 Pound Tofu
  • ½ Onion
  • 2 Scallions
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tsp Grated Ginger
  • 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 – 3 tbsp Gochujang Korean Red Chilli Pepper Paste
  • A Pinch Of Black Pepper
  • 4 Cups Of Water Normal


  • First of all, you will have to cut the pork and kimchi into bite sizes. Also, take onions and scallions to thinly slice them.
  • Now, take a large mixing bowl. Add kimchi, pork, scallions, onion, sesame seeds, grated ginger, minced garlic, sugar, sesame oil, soy sauce, gochujang, and black pepper as well. Mix everything appropriately and marinate this mixture for 1 hour. Or you keep it overnight to allow flavors to develop more and the meat to become more tender. But if you are in a hurry, let it stand for about 15 – 20 minutes.
  • Next, take a medium size pot and add 4 cups of water. Bring it to a good boil at a high flame.
  • Cut the tofu into two blocks precisely. Reduce the high heat to medium heat and add the tofu to the boiling water.
  • Gently give it a boil for up to 5 minutes. Now, with the utmost care, transfer the tofu to a colander in order to drain. Plus, cut each tofu block into ½ inch thick slices.
  • Next step is to take a large pan and place it over medium heat. Add kimchi and pork mixture into the pan.
  • Cook properly until the kimchi becomes soft, the pork is cooked nicely, and most of the liquid produced at the time of cooking is evaporated. It would not take more than 5 – 6 minutes.
  • Arrange the tofu slices in a circular shape on the plate & leave an open space in the middle portion.
  • Lastly, place the stir-fried kimchi and pork mix in the middle of the plate and serve well.


  • You can lightly press the boiled tofu to remove the excess water.
  • Ensuring the utilization of good quality kimchi that is well-fermented will add more depth and complexity of flavor to the dish.
  • Using a combination of different types of kimchi, such as radish kimchi, cabbage kimchi, and cucumber kimchi. It will add more complexity and flavor to the dish.
  • Always use fresh and high-quality ingredients such as fresh ginger & scallions, which will make the dish taste better and more flavorful.
  • Depending on your preference, you can adjust the spiciness level by adding more or less gochujang or black pepper.
  • For preparing the best dubu kimchi, always go for firm tofu. Extremely soft tofu tends to break apart during the boiling process.
  • You can also serve the stir-fried kimchi & pork mix and tofu side by side.
  • If you want, you can simply pass over the pork to create a meatless dish for vegetarians.
  • If you like your tofu to be soft enough, opt for boiling it. Otherwise, you can even pan-fry it, as it will become a little crispy from the outside. It’s totally your choice.
  • You can reheat dubu kimchi in a microwave.
  • Dubu kimchi can be served without any alcoholic beverage. Yes, you can serve it as a side dish with a bowl of rice or enjoy it just like that.
  • Besides that, you can also add vegetables such as sliced mushrooms, carrots, or zucchini to the stew to increase the nutritional value and enhance the texture of the dish.
  • Adding seafood like clams or shrimp is also a good option to enhance the overall taste of dubu kimchi.
  • If you want to make this dish more fulfilling and satisfying, try adding noodles such as ramen, udon, or glass noodles.
  • Eggs can also be added to the stew in order to give it a rich or creamy texture. You can either crack open the edges directly to the stew or even poach them separately and then add it to the dish before serving.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs. Adding some fresh parsley or cilantro on top of the dish before serving can add an extreme level of freshness and brightness to the dish.
Keyword dubu kimchi, tofu kimchi


Do you love Korean food? Actually, I do, I am a big fan of Korean dishes, and I want you to drag your attention towards these delicious Korean dishes. Dubu kimchi is one of my favorite recipes ever; it has a very mild taste yet is equipped with the pungency of kimchi and filled with the rich flavor of pork. Trust me; you are going to love it! Now go, make a list of all the ingredients so that you don’t miss out on any of them, and start cooking this Korean delicacy. Don’t forget to share your experience with us in the comment section below.


How To Eat Dubu Kimchi?

Dubu kimchi is a popular drinking snack in Korea; it is specially served with the Korean alcoholic beverage makgeolli or soju. However, you can serve dubu kimchi as a main or side dish with a bowl of rice.

Should Dubu Kimchi Be Eaten Cold Or Hot?

There’s no problem in eating dubu kimchi cold or hot. It can be eaten straight out of the container.

What Are The Benefits Of Eating Dubu Kimchi?

Dubu kimchi is full of antioxidants and beta-carotene, which can actually help in decreasing the risk of several health conditions such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease, etc. Plus, it is also known to be an amazing source of Vitamin C and A.

Can I Eat Dubu Kimchi Every Single Day?

There is no such problem in eating this specific dish every day, but remember everything done in moderation gives you the best outcome.

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