I came up with this Spicy and Crunchy Garlic Tofu recipe because it needed to happen. Like, there was a gaping maw in the universe that could only be filled once this recipe was created. OK, putting to one side my illusions of grandeur, let's just say that this recipe was borne out nostalgia. Growing up, my family and I would go to this Korean-Chinese restaurant in K-Town called Great Seas. Great Seas was absolutely famous for its chicken wings, or kkanpoongi. Their walls were covered in photos of happy diners who set and broke the "how many wings can you eat in one sitting" challenge, and it was no secret why. Their sauce was so good, it was jarred, labeled and sold by the gallon. My family would go to Great Seas for all sorts of special occasions — birthdays, graduations, the day after a juice fast. When I went vegan, I knew I would basically never be able to eat anything at Great Seas again, so I set out to veganize it. And boy, was I elated with the results!