Vegetarian Dubu Jeon- Pan Fried Tofu with Mushrooms

When I was in high school, my parents shipped me away to one of those awful college prep summer programs.  I’m sort of a dork so I didn’t really mind the classes but the cafeteria food was another thing altogether.   Plain tofu was one of the only edible things besides jello and granola.  I began to wonder whether I’d been shipped to a weight loss camp in disguise.

So after a month or so of daily, unseasoned tofu I was pretty much ready to write it off for life.  While I’m a huge fan of many vegan foods, I’m much more likely to use beans as the protein source.  I sure didn’t expect to be posting any tofu recipes around here.

But then I found a store that carried packages of these cute-as-a-button enoki mushrooms for only 79 cents.  And then I feel in love with this soy sesame dipping sauce.   And finally, I saw a quick vegan recipe that combined the two.  I figured the only things I had to lose were a 99 cent package of tofu and about five minutes of my time.

Well, I think it’s safe to say that I’ve moved past my self-imposed tofu moratorium.  Quick pan fried pieces of tofu are smothered, and I mean that in the best possible way, with enoki and shiitake mushrooms and then drenched with that killer soy sesame sauce.  This recipe might be just the thing to covert your tofu hating friends.


Pan Fried Tofu with Mushrooms

Yield: 2 servings


* 1 pound firm tofu
* 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
* 3 fresh shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
* 1 bunch enoki mushrooms, approximately 4 oz., rinsed and ends trimmed
* Soy sesame dipping sauce


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7 Responses to “Vegetarian Dubu Jeon- Pan Fried Tofu with Mushrooms”

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    gluttonandstudent — April 27, 2011 at 5:20 am

    These combine some of my favorite things. I can seriously eat tofu out of the container and love enoki mushrooms. I can't wait to make this!


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    Anonymous — July 12, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    what is the green on top? scallions or chives maybe?


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    CATE — July 12, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    It's the green onions from the soy sesame dipping sauce. Thanks for checking out Girl Cooks World :)


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    lee watson — March 27, 2013 at 1:40 am

    Absolutely love your site, what a magical mix of worldly bites! Happy days, Im off for an explore. Thanks for sharing, lee


    • Cate — March 27th, 2013 @ 7:31 am

      Thanks Lee! Hope you have fun exploring the site :)


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    Lisa Atkinson — February 18, 2015 at 5:23 am

    I see the ingredient list but there are no directions. How do I make this great-looking dish?


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    Johanna — May 8, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    Same question as above, a year later–there are no directions published, can you fix?


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