Tofu Bulgogi

Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
Super simple
0:25 m

We've taken a Korean classic and given it a fresh, plant-based makeover. Bursting with flavour; it’s a modern twist on a traditional favourite and packed full of sweet and spicy flavours. Served over hot rice and sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds and vibrant veggies, it's ready in just 25 minutes. Check out the recipe below!

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For the Tofu

<item-todo-done>280g block of firm tofu<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ tbsp sesame oil<item-todo-done>

For the Bulgogi Sauce

<item-todo-done>15g fresh ginger<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 cloves of garlic<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>3 tbsp soy sauce<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 ½ tbsp gochujang paste<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>2 tbsp brown rice vinegar<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp sesame oil<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tbsp maple syrup<item-todo-done>

To Serve

<item-todo-done> cooked basmati rice<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> toasted sesame seeds<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> crunchy veg<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Oven preheated to 180*C fan setting | Box grater | Microplane or garlic crush | Saucepan

Prepare the tofu

  • Using the large hole setting on the grater, grate the block of tofu. Transfer to a plate lined with kitchen paper and allow to drain for at least 10 minutes

Cook the tofu

  • Spread the tofu on a baking tray. Drizzle with ½ tbsp sesame oil and mix well. Bake in the hot oven for 12 minutes, stirring halfway through. If using an airfryer, preheat the to 180*C and line it with parchment paper. Once the compartment is hot, add the tofu and cook for 12 minutes until the tofu is golden brown and crispy

For the bulgogi sauce

  • Grate the garlic and ginger with a microplane and add it to a small bowl with the soy sauce, gochujang, rice vinegar, sesame oil and maple syrup
  • Pour the mixture into a saucepan and bring to a simmer over a medium heat for a couple of minutes
  • When the tofu is ready, pour it into the saucepan and toss with the sauce. Cook for 3-4  minutes, until the tofu has soaked up all the liquid. Taste and season to perfection


  • Sprinkle the tofu with toasted sesame seeds and serve with steaming bowls of rice and crunchy vegetables
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