Dooboojeon is a side dish solely made with firm tofu that is vegetarian friendly, ready to be served within minutes. Dooboo translates into tofu and jeon literally means pan-fried in Korean. As tofu is a very common ingredient in Korean cuisine, dooboojeon is a simple and delicious way to eat it. Straight out of its package, firm tofu block is washed, sliced into rectangular or square pieces then pan-fried to golden crispy pieces. Popular sauce mixture of soy sauce, vinegar, finely chopped green onions, and gochugaru can be set aside for dipping or place on top of each tofu pieces.
Tofu, soy bean curd, is cholesterol free, low in saturated fat and rich in minerals & vitamins such as iron and calcium. It is also a great source of protein with low calories and known to help lower bad cholesterol levels when compared with other types of protein foods.