RFFMBT was down for about an hour today due to extremely high traffic! I was so worried that I would lose some of my content or even contest entries for the DOLE Salad Circle Party Giveaway! All is good and no content was lost! I took care of the server issue and am back up and running and hit 2.3 million views OMG! No wonder my server was freaking out! Thank you so much to everyone who reads, shares, likes, follows, tweets, pins, or comments on my blog. You are AMAZING!

I really wanted to recreate a dish that I once had from a food truck called Calbi. The Calbi truck is always driving around different areas of LA serving up some amazing Korean BBQ and Asian fusion treats. They serve up tons of delicious Korean style dishes with an awesome twist: filled into tortillas making Korean burritos and tacos! Ummm can you say brilliant? Burritos and tacos are awesome, and next up, I really want to try the Jogasaki truck which makes sushi burritos! I’m drooling now. I want sushi for din!


Here is my take on the Calbi truck’s Tofu Tacos! Made with my favorite Asian hot sauce: Sriracha. Sriracha, originally from Thailand is very popular among Asian cuisines such as Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean. If you’re like me Sriracha is not limited to Asian foods, and goes on practically anything and everything!  Made from chili, sugar, salt, garlic, and distilled vinegar, Huy Fong Foods’ Sriracha (also knows as “Rooster Sauce” in the US – due to it’s iconic label) sauce adds a nice fiery kick of spice and flavor to your dish.

Any other Sriracha fans out there?!



Spicy Korean Tacos
Serves 1

2 soft taco sized whole corn tortillas
1 cup shredded cabbage
1 cup shredded carrot
1/2 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
1/5 package extra firm tofu
1 Tbsp Sriracha
1 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce or Tamari
1/2 Tbsp sesame oil
1/2 Tbsp sesame seeds

Remove tofu from packaging. Remove as much water as possible by pressing/squeezing firmly with paper towel to absorb excess liquid. Cut the tofu into 1 inch cubes. Pour the sesame oil, soy sauce, and Sriracha into a pan/skillet and mix together. Set stove to medium/high heat. Add the cubed tofu into the pan and cook on each side for about 3 minutes until edges become firm and center is warmed through. Once the tofu has finished cooking, remove it from the pan and set aside. In the same pan, add the low sodium vegetable broth, cabbage, and carrots. The vegetables will pick up the flavoring from the broth and extra sauces left in the pan. Cook the vegetables over the stove for about 2-3 minutes or until they have reached your desired firmness. Strain any excess vegetable broth from the pan. Heat the corn tortillas with a damp paper towel (to avoid cracking) for 20 seconds. Place the tofu and vegetable mixture onto the tortillas and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Note: If sesame oil is unavailable, olive oil will still give great results.


The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown
Produce: cabbage & carrots
Whole Grain: whole corn tortillas
Protein: tofu
Plant Based Fat: sesame oil & sesame seeds
Free Extras: vegetable broth, Sriracha, and tamari

41 Comments on Spicy Korean Tacos

  1. Leslie
    August 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm (5 years ago)

    Ohhhh my, I can’t wait to make these! 😀

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  2. Ruthie
    August 8, 2012 at 2:21 pm (5 years ago)

    These look so amazing! If I had all the ingredients on hand right now, I’d scrap my dinner on the stove..and make these…adding tofu to my shopping list right now 🙂

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  3. Lilly
    August 8, 2012 at 2:54 pm (5 years ago)

    I’m TOTALLY making this tomorrow!!! I LOVE when I have all the ingredients.
    That is the best hot sauce, I use it often when I make beans, it adds a great kick!

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    • Catherine
      August 8, 2012 at 3:20 pm (5 years ago)

      Haha that’s the best! I love when I have all of the ingredients for recipes too! 🙂

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    • Catherine
      August 8, 2012 at 3:19 pm (5 years ago)

      Oh my gosh thank you so much for sharing the recipe for Quinoa Burgers! I NEED to try them! xo

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  4. Christine
    August 8, 2012 at 3:22 pm (5 years ago)

    OMG I am definitely gonna try these!! & I don’t speak for all Koreans hahaha but I must say it is AWESOME seeing our food featured on blogs like yours. YAY!!

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    • Catherine
      August 8, 2012 at 3:31 pm (5 years ago)

      Aww thank you so much Christine! I love introducing my readers to different kind of foods, hopefully I can turn some bunnies into Korean food lovers 🙂

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      • Emily Nard
        February 13, 2013 at 12:42 pm (4 years ago)

        i can wait to try the tacos! i love that rooster sauce :] oh i just checked that quinoa burger out too. it looks amazing! making these too.

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        • Emily Nard
          February 13, 2013 at 12:43 pm (4 years ago)

          i mean can’t wait lol ;]

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        • Catherine
          February 14, 2013 at 2:37 pm (4 years ago)

          I can’t wait for you to try them! I need to make a new black bean burger recipe soon! I think my original needs some more umph haha xo

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  5. Jeanny
    August 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm (5 years ago)

    I just tweeted this recipe to my followers TEEHEE. love love love!!!

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  6. Grace T.
    August 8, 2012 at 5:43 pm (5 years ago)

    Sriracha scrambled eggs=delicious breakfast

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  7. Joanna
    August 8, 2012 at 6:52 pm (5 years ago)

    Love looking through blog! So inspirational… I just started my own diet blog. If you have the time check it out and I’m open to advice! Heres the link to mine! http://www.imperfectventure.blogspot.com/ I also need followers to help keep me motivated! Thanks!

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    • Catherine
      August 8, 2012 at 8:02 pm (5 years ago)

      Thank you so much Joanna! I will definitely have to checkout your blog! Health & Happiness xo

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  8. Audrey
    August 8, 2012 at 7:44 pm (5 years ago)

    OH MY GOODNESS i cannot wait to make these! i love Sriracha, I used to mix it with mayo and put it on sandwiches!

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    • Catherine
      August 8, 2012 at 8:01 pm (5 years ago)

      Great idea! I really want to try making a healthy plant-based mayonnaise, and Sriracha would make a great spicy option! Thanks for the awesome idea! xo

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  9. Erin
    August 8, 2012 at 7:59 pm (5 years ago)

    This is perfect! I was just looking for something to make with tofu and these look amazing

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    • Catherine
      August 8, 2012 at 8:03 pm (5 years ago)

      Perfect timing erin 🙂

      Reply
  10. Lozzie Daniels
    August 9, 2012 at 12:42 am (5 years ago)

    I love the look of this recipe. When I was living in Amsterdam, my boss (who was Hong Kong) used to always put this sauce with everything he ate and I would always been sending bottles of it home to my dad in England. Can’t wait to give these a try!

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  11. Kit
    August 9, 2012 at 1:25 am (5 years ago)

    These look awesome! Love that they’re veggie and so I don’t even have to make any ammendments 🙂

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  12. sunnshhiine
    August 9, 2012 at 5:54 am (5 years ago)

    these look UH-MAY-ZING!!! i love spicy food — and since i recently became a vegan, these are perfect! 🙂 Thank you for posting these!

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  13. Ivy Grace
    August 9, 2012 at 1:20 pm (5 years ago)

    We love sriracha in our home! My husband will love this recipe! Thanks for sharing! Except for the tofu. We may replace that with chicken. Even though rabbits don’t…eat…chicken….

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    • Catherine
      August 9, 2012 at 1:48 pm (5 years ago)

      Haha you’re too funny! You can always substitute the proteins in any of my recipes for 3oz of chicken or turkey! I’m happy I could inspire a new Sriracha recipe for you 🙂

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    • Catherine
      August 10, 2012 at 9:15 pm (5 years ago)

      Can’t argue with that!

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  14. Mary Legare Whaley
    August 11, 2012 at 7:41 pm (5 years ago)

    Dude. Sriracha is my boo. I used to be a ketchup addict, but when I discovered Sriracha…the red rooster became my best friend. I love heat. I love to challenge my tastebuds with absurdly hot sauces! This recipe sounds delish. I might give it a go… =)

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    • Catherine
      August 11, 2012 at 7:52 pm (5 years ago)

      Hahaha Sriracha is so goooood! So addicted! haha Let me know if you try the tacos 🙂

      Reply
  15. Brittany
    August 13, 2012 at 6:17 pm (5 years ago)

    These look amazing!!!

    You can delete my first comment with the typo. 😉

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    • Catherine
      August 13, 2012 at 8:49 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks Brittany! xo
      You have no idea how many Typo comments I have made lol

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  16. Astra
    August 15, 2012 at 5:37 pm (5 years ago)

    Okay, these were delicious! I didn’t cook the cabbage and carrots, I marinated them in rice vinegar and sesame oil (just a bit) and added cilantro (I was craving raw veggies!). I cooked the tofu exactly as you wrote and the whole thing was delicious! Am having the leftover ‘slaw and tofu’ for dinner tomorrow.

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    • Catherine
      August 15, 2012 at 6:00 pm (5 years ago)

      That’s great Astra! Love that you used the veggies raw as is! how yummy! xo

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  17. Jordan
    August 27, 2012 at 8:31 pm (5 years ago)

    These were so great tonight, we had them with a quinoa variation of fried rice as a side to the tacos. Super easy!

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    • Catherine
      August 27, 2012 at 8:40 pm (5 years ago)

      Delish! So happy you loved the recipe! xo

      Reply
  18. Pipi
    August 29, 2012 at 1:57 am (5 years ago)

    Oh my god!
    I just made these for my family, we were out of cabbage but replaced it with boc choi. It was delicious can’t wait to make it again.
    I’m new to this blog but I’m hooked.
    Keep up the good work!
    Xx

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  19. Paige
    November 2, 2012 at 11:36 am (5 years ago)

    Oh my gosh I’m definitely going to have to try this. I’m a Sriracha addict!

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  20. sasha
    December 20, 2012 at 6:56 pm (5 years ago)

    just made these, used pickled carrots and added an egg
    wow-think my hubby loves me more
    love your site, made the date balls too YUM!

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  21. Shannon
    May 1, 2013 at 5:20 pm (4 years ago)

    I had these for lunch today, and they were DELICIOUS!

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  22. Christina Huch, L.Ac.
    February 24, 2014 at 5:43 pm (3 years ago)

    I made these tonight for our family and they were amazing! My picky husband and daughters LOVED them. This recipe has officially been added to our permanent meal rotation. Thank you!

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  23. ActiveBeans
    October 13, 2014 at 10:52 am (3 years ago)

    These look great. Perfect inspiration for some fusion party food! We have recently been making lots of Korean/Asian food on our blog – it’s so delicious!

    Reply
  24. Linda
    May 8, 2015 at 3:17 pm (2 years ago)

    Do you think you can organize your recipes into a catalog?

    Reply

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