Korean Fried Tofu Pockets [Yubu Chobap]

Hi, everyone!

Today I went to the mountains with a lunch box full of Korean style Yubu chobap, which origined from Japan. As you may know, Korean and Japanese cultures are very similar to each other, so some of our favourite dishes are the same.

Nowadays, Yubu Chobap is one of the most popular foods to take along to a picnic (another favourite is Kimbap). Yubu chobap is very easy to make as you really only need steamed rice and fried tofu wrap. The rest of the ingredients are included in the Yubu chobap package. However for more nutrition and taste I like to add extra ingredients like carrot and brocolli.

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Ingredients (Serves 2 )

  • a pack of Yubu Chobap (14 pieces)
  • 1 1/2 bowl of Steamed short grain rice (sushi rice)
  • 1/2 carrot
  • 1/2 onion
  • broccoli (a head of broccoli)
  • Sesame seeds (recommended Black one for better color)

 

Steps

1. Prepare the Yubu. You can buy Yubu in any Korean or Asian grocery store. Inside, you will find 3 sachets; Fried bean curd, vinegar sauce and dried flavoring.

2. You are welcome to only use the ingredients in the packet, but for more flavour I will be chopping some onion, carrot and brocolli.

3. Fry the vegetables lightly with a little bit of oil.

4. Mix the vinegar sauce, dried flavoring, sesame seeds and fried vegetables with rice.

(Add the vinegar sauce little by little, to taste)

5. The wraps are watery, so squeeze them very lightly to remove the excess water (but don’t squeeze too hard, or it may lose its flavor and become dry).

6. Make Yubu Chobap like this.

Finish!

TIPS:

  • The wraps are quite high in calories, but you can reduce the fat content by boiling the wraps in hot water for around 7 seconds (but don’t overdo it!)
  • Don’t put too much rice in a wrap, or it will tear easily.

 

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I hope you enjoyed this recipe! Do you have a favourite korean dish that you would like to learn? Leave your request in the comments below!

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I'm from Korea. I love my people, culture and food.

6 Responses to “Korean Fried Tofu Pockets [Yubu Chobap]”

  1. Hi Chloe, I haven’t tried this recipe yet. I’ve made kimbap and bibimbap. Hopefully I will be able to find the Yubu. They look like baby pita pockets. I’m planning on taking a trip to Korea sometime in 2013. I was stationed in Korea in 1968-69 when I was in the US Army. I’ve always had a fondness for the Korean people, culture and food. In fact lately I’ve gotten into the Korean Dramas. My favorite site is Drama Fever. Every time one of the characters on these dramas mentioned a particular Korean cuisine I will look it up and try my hand in making this new dish. Gamsahapnida, Tony.

    • Hi Tony :)
      Oh, you were in US Army in Korea(I could see many foreigner in Pyeongtaek as the area has US Army. Were you in there? )
      Happy to hear that, you are a big fan of Korea. I agree that Korea Drama is very popuar and always shows delicious Korean food :)
      Thank you! Hope you can enjoy more things of Korea:)

  2. Hi Chloe.
    I am planning to make this Yubu Chobap because my classmate told me to do so.(i’ve made kimbap and omurice before).
    my problem is i dont know where to find the sushi rice. I want to ask if i can can use japanese rice (i found at the supermarket) or other kinds of rice as a substitute.
    thanks.

  3. Hi Chloe!
    You are a good cook! Actually I enjoy cooking Yubu chobap for my friends. Thank you for your recipe. Mmmmm… May I use your recipe for my english class? I need it for my presentation. Thank you!

    • Hi Seokhoon,
      Yubu Chobap is such a easy and delicious food, isn’t it? Of course, you can use my recipes for your English presentation as I’m glad to share it with more people :)
      Thank you!