Japanese Korean Tofu Sliders, #SundaySupper

Truth be told Japan and Korea have not always been the best of friends. But postwar generations have paved a way to forgiveness. Fascinations with the foods and songs of each other’s cultures have flourished with time. (Many Japanese also confess to addictions to Korean TV dramas.) As Shakespeare says, “What wound did ever heal but by degrees.”

Travel, besides time, also adds perspective and appreciation. So do imports. Living in the U.S. and traveling back to my home country of Japan, I’ve noticed more availability of American goods in Japan and vice-a-versa.

Here’s my gratitude list of imports into the USA:

From Japan:

  • Pokémon
  • Sailor Moon
  • Toyota and Honda Cars
  • Ramen
  • Sushi
  • Edamame
  • Miso
  • Tofu

From South Korea:

  • Samsung Cellphones
  • Hyundai Cars
  • Korean Barbecue
  • Bibimbap Rice 
    Ninja Note: Bee-Bim-Bop Sushi Rolls are a great intro into the world of bibimbap.
  • Kimchi

Feel free to add to the list in the comments section!

You might also like to add the Ninja Baker’s Japanese Korean Tofu Sliders to your recipe collection. Why? When pressed for time, something super tasty and easy, Japanese Korean Tofu Sliders are a go-to! Splashed onto a mild tofu canvas are fiery colors and flavors of kimchi cabbage. Sweet corn and slider buns soften the spicy crunch of kimchi. Japanese Korean Tofu Sliders are easily made gluten-free…as long as you pick gluten-free slider buns.

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Japanese Korean Tofu Sliders

Japanese Korean Tofu Kimchi Sliders easy recipe Japan Korea imports to USA

Zap corn niblets in the microwave, flourish your knife, a few slices and sizzles in the frying pan….And dinner is served!

The Korean kimchi (pickled cabbage) colors the mild tofu with a bolt of hot spice. But is tempered with the sweet corn niblets and slider buns.

Japanese Korean Tofu Sliders are do-able in 15 minutes or less. And will bring a dish packed with protein, iron, calcium and vitamins A, B, and C to your table!


4 servings

  • 1 (12-14oz) package extra firm Japanese tofu
  • 1 cup corn niblets, cooked
  • 1 cup Korean Kimchi
  • 4 tsps sesame oil
  • 4 tsps soy sauce
  • Green lettuce leaves
  • 10-12 slider buns
  1. Slice and cube the tofu. 
  2. Do a rough chop on the kimchi cabbage leaves.
  3. Coat a frying pan with the sesame oil and soy sauce.
  4. Toss in the tofu and corn.
  5. Serve atop lettuce leaves on slider buns.

Liz Berg of ThatSkinnyChickCanBake is the hostess of this Sunday Supper's offering of Easy Skillet recipes. Liz always comes up with guaranteed delicious desserts. Be sure to nab the recipe for her Fudgy Skillet Brownies.

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Wishing you more time to spend with loved ones and doing what you love.

The Ninja Baker

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