How to Make Beautiful Pan-fried Tofu and Zucchini, Dubujeon and Hobakjeon

Tofu enthusiasts, Zucchini lovers and Vegetarians! Here is another great way to enjoy your tofu and zucchini. Traditionally Koreans enjoy this as a banchan (side dish) along with rice. But, it certainly can be served as a main dish, banchan (side dish), appetizer, snack or party food. You can easily add beautiful decorations to make your table eye-goggling.


For pan fried zucchini
Zucchini/Grey squash 1
Salt 1 Tablespoon (or to taste)
Black pepper 1 Pinch
Flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
For pan fried tofu
Tofu 11 Ounce
For decoration
Green chili pepper 2 , slice (Optional)
Red chili pepper 2 , slice (Optional)
Crown daisy leaves 1/2 Ounce , washed, pat dried (ssukgot)
To coat tofu and zucchini
Eggs 4
Salt 1 Pinch
For pan frying tofu and zucchini
Vegetable oil 3 Tablespoon
For dipping sauce
Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon (regular)
Vinegar 1 Tablespoon
Water 1 Tablespoon
Sesame oil 1/4 Teaspoon
Green onion 1/2
Minced garlic 1/2 Teaspoon
Green chili pepper 2 , sliced (Optional)
Red chili pepper 2 , sliced (Optional)



For Pan-Fried Zucchini:

1. Wash zucchini, dry with paper towel and cut into 1/8-inch thick slices.

2. Season both sides of zucchini slices with salt and pepper.

3. In a zip-lock bag, place the flour and add zucchini slices. Seal and shake to coat well.

For Pan-Fried Tofu:

4. Gently rinse and pat dry tofu with paper towel. Cut into 3/8-inch slices.

5. Season both sides of tofu with salt and pepper.

6. Lightly dredge it with flour and set aside.


7. In a bowl, beat eggs with a pinch of salt.

For Pan-Fried Tofu:

8. Dip dredged tofu in egg mixture to coat well.

9. In pan heat oil over medium flame, place tofu and decorate it with chili pepper slices and daisy leaves. Cook until light golden brown on both sides.

10. Transfer to paper towel and let drain.

For Pan-Fried Zucchini

11. Now, dip zucchini slices in the remaining egg mixture and fry it in the same pan, decorated with chili pepper and daisy leaves.

For Dipping Sauce:

12. In a bowl, mix soy sauce, vinegar, water, sesame oil, green onion, minced garlic, and chili peppers.


13. Serve hot with dipping sauce and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 234Calories from Fat 113

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 13 g20%

Saturated Fat 2 g10%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1207 mg50.29%

Total Carbohydrates 21 g7%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 10 g20%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet