For this month’s #Food of the World event, we are going to South Korea. The town we live in has a large Korean population in fact one of our next door neighbors are Korean. We have a very big Korean grocery store in town (actually that is the only store we have in town) and they have pretty much everything you need to make a Korean dish at home.
For today, I actually wanted to make another dish and bought the ingredients too. It was a cold noodle dish and the noodles I bought completely clumped up after boiling. Not sure what went wrong and then I had to change plans and make this tofu.
I’m glad I tried this dish because this is probably the best tofu I’ve ever made. Recipe is from Vegetarian Times magazine. It uses Korean red pepper powder called gochugaru — it has a distinctly sweet heat and is worth seeking out. Luckily I picked it up on my previous grocery trip and it sure makes a lot of difference in the taste.
This is a very easy and quick to make dish that comes together in less than 30 minutes. The spicy braised tofu is served with sweet & crunchy pear slaw. My husband liked the whole dish and this will be featuring on our weekly menu going forward.