Recipe & Video Sweet Spicy & Crispy Korean Tofu

4 Apr 2021
Local time
7:40 PM

This Sweet, Spicy, and Crispy Korean Tofu delivers an amazing flavor and a wonderful texture. It is quick and easy to make – a perfect side dish or a simple meal when served over rice. Hope you will enjoy :)


  • 400 g Firm or Extra Firm Tofu, cut in small pieces
  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil for frying
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Light Syrup
  • 2 tbsp Gochujang
  • 1 tsp Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Green Onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp Sesame Seeds


  • Use a Kitchen Towel to press and dry the Tofu. Cut the Tofu in small pieces. Put them on a Kitchen Towel to get rid of extra liquid.
  • In a small bowl, add the Cornstarch. Coat the Tofu one piece at a time. Shake off extra starch. Set aside.
  • In a frying pan, add the Vegetable Oil, on medium-high heat. Add in the Tofu pieces one at a time making sure to keep them separated so that they don’t stick together. Fry the Tofu for 3-4 minutes until lightly golden brown. Drain and remove.
  • Do a Second Fry of the Tofu for another 2-3 minutes on medium-high heat until golden brown. Drain and set aside.
  • In another frying pan, add in 1 tsp Vegetable Oil, Ketchup, Light Syrup, and Gochujang, on medium-high heat. Stir well until the sauce starts to boil.
  • Add in the fried Tofu. Coat well with the sauce. The sauce will thicken up and get sticky.
  • Garnish with chopped Green Onions and Sesame Seeds. Ready to serve!

Get the printable recipe here: Sweet, Spicy, and Crispy Korean Tofu - COOK COOK GO
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