Spicy Tofu Kimchi Stir-Fry

Written by Veronica Yoo

Spicy Tofu Kimchi Stir-Fry

Indulge in a tantalizing culinary adventure with our Spicy Tofu and Kimchi Stir-Fry recipe. This mouthwatering dish brings together the vibrant flavors of Korea, delivering a harmonious blend of spice, umami, and tanginess. Firm tofu, sautéed to perfection, absorbs the rich flavors of the piquant kimchi, creating a sensational taste experience. Not only does this dish satisfy your taste buds, but it also offers numerous health benefits. Tofu, a great source of plant-based protein, promotes muscle growth and repair while supporting heart health. Kimchi, a probiotic-rich fermented food, aids digestion and boosts immunity. Get ready to savor a delicious and nutritious journey with every bite!

  • Author: Veronica Yoo


  • 1 block of firm tofu
  • 1 cup kimchi, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon gochujang (Korean chili paste)
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (optional, for sweetness)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 green onion, sliced (optional, for garnish)
  • Cooked rice or noodles (optional, for serving)


  1. Press the tofu to remove excess moisture. Cut the tofu into cubes or desired shapes.
  2. Heat sesame oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant.
  3. Add the tofu cubes to the skillet and cook until they turn golden brown on all sides, stirring occasionally.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together soy sauce, gochujang, honey or maple syrup (if using), and rice vinegar to create the sauce.
  5. Push the tofu to one side of the skillet and add the chopped kimchi to the other side. Sauté the kimchi for a few minutes until it becomes slightly tender.
  6. Pour the sauce over the tofu and kimchi, stirring well to coat everything evenly. Continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly and the flavors meld together.
  7. Remove the skillet from heat. Garnish with sliced green onions, if desired.
  8. Serve the spicy tofu and kimchi stir-fry on its own or with steamed rice or noodles for a more substantial meal.

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Veronica Yoo

Veronica is dedicated and experienced nutritionist and certified health coach who specializes in functional medicine, She's a published author, nutritional instructor, WBFF professional figure athlete, and both the brains and beauty behind all that Makeover Nutrition offers.

Veronica is also the President & CEO of a BC based health and wellness association; Pacific Alliance of Body Care.