Stir frequently, without mashing up the tofu, until it is heated through. Thanks Nami! I don’t pay too much attention to liquid vs paste itself. Cover with lid again and simmer for another minute. I first learned the dish from a relative that lives in Japan, but every family has their own recipe variations. Lastly thicken the sauce to desired consistency with cornstarch slurry. Cut the green onions into small pieces. sesame oil; 1/2 tsp. There are many versions of Mabo Dofu within Japan and each household cooks it differently. My kids didn’t eat spicy for a long time (now they can eat more), and I always used non-spicy doubanjiang (see the picture here: https://www.justonecookbook.com/doubanjiang-chili-bean-paste/). Nov 23, 2012 - On this Recipe Index page, you will find all my recipes displayed in different categories. Were you able to find non-spicy Doubanjiang? Thank you for your kind and detailed feedback. I’m so glad your family enjoyed this recipe. ‘Mabo Dofu’ has been adapted to Japanese tastes and it is quite popular. Yeah, sorry I don’t have that function here. The key ingredient for Mapo Tofu (or Mabo Dofu) is Fermented Broad Beans & Soybeans called Doubanjiang (豆瓣酱), which lends a whole new dimension to the dish. It still has that salty taste. . , The doubanjiang that is NOT spicy is one on very right in this picture: https://www.justonecookbook.com/doubanjiang-chili-bean-paste/. Thank you very much for trying this recipe and for your kind feedback! Slide the tofu in and cook for 1 minute. xo, I love! The special thing about this recipe is that almost all ingredients are used from the Korean kitchen. I grew up eating mapo tofu with pork, so I actually never cooked with beef before. . I usually stick my spoon in, and scoop up. It’s slightly different from this recipe. I’m too lazy to toast the peppercorn on the dry pan most of the time, so I can totally live with omitting it. Thank you, Hi September! Chop the garlic and ginger into small cubes. Once they are fragrant, add the ground pork and break it up with a spatula or wooden spoon. Hi Yininn! I share my favorite miso here that I use in my recipes (unless I specify other kinds): https://www.justonecookbook.com/miso/, I love how you modify a Japanese curry sauce cubes to add extra flavor. Required fields are marked *. Design by. Or perhaps I’m buying the wrong ingredient! . This is a delicious recipe. As far as healthy Japanese recipes go, mapo tofu is a great dish for vegetarians (just leave out the pork mince) and meat eaters alike. You may print this by clicking the “Print” under the right upper corner picture in the recipe card. This Japanese Mapo Tofu recipe was cooked using a tube of Japanese doubanjiang (chilli bean paste/豆瓣酱). Easy steps for a weeknight meal, but so flavorful and delicious! If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe and link to this post as the original source. I’m so glad you tried this recipe and thanks so much for your kind feedback! My family loves it! I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe! Every time I try one of your recipes I'm so happy. This Vegan Mapo Tofu brings together the flavours from both Japanese and Chinese versions of Mapo Tofu. They are very different. The variety of items is not as good here. I like miso soup (which I drink almost everyday) with awase miso or koji miso than red or white. Sometimes vinegar or sugar is added. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! I’m happy to hear you cook Japanese food in Nice! Calories, fat carbs, protein per serving? . I made it with ground turkey and I was worried it would be bland, but it was very flavorful. Japanese: Ma-bou Dofu. I drained it before adding the sauce, but do you keep it in? I prefer that it’s in, but if you don’t want to, that’s okay too. Heat oil in a wok at medium heat, add garlic, ginger, and red pepper, and stir. I am surprised to see miso in the seasoning! … light soy sauce (pictured above), oyster sauce, mirin …. I’m in heaven <33. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. But I’ve never used Gochujang for this recipe, so I am not sure how much amount should be added to make the food that tastes good. So you won’t be stir frying eggplant for a long time and break the eggplant texture… . You can purchase on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1TuWkik (I can only find Ladoubanjiang though). Broad bean paste is fermented, so I guess the sauce making may require some time too. Can’t find any fermented paste in the Asian stores here. 1) No, black bean sauce is different. oyster sauce, ½ Tbsp soy sauce, 1 tsp sesame oil, 1 tsp corn starch, 4 Tbsp water) in a bowl and … Easily search for various recipes for fried, stewed and other foods. I bought the tube from Daiso, but it’s not a Daiso brand so it’s probably available at the Japanese supermarkets too. Thanks! What would you do to modify a Mapo Tofu spice pack that you would buy at the store. I didn’t have doubanjiang, so I used 2 T black bean paste, 1 t sambal oelek, and 1 t red pepper flakes. . This Vegan Japanese-Style Mapo Tofu is intensely savoury, comforting and warming, and super easy to make! But I did have one question! I used to cook without miso but I realized miso actually gives amazing flavor. Thank you so much for trying it and for your kind feedback. Going to try this next week :-). Whisk miso paste, hot bean sauce and hot water in a bowl. Marinate the meat. It’s similar to tantanmen noodles, another Japanese-modified version of a Sichuan recipe called dan dan noodles. Bring a large saucepan of water to just below a simmer and season lightly with salt. Cook very gently for about 10-15 minutes, then drain. In Japanese cooking, we almost don’t use it (it’s not commonly used in Japanese-style Chinese recipes). I’m so glad to hear you and your family enjoyed this recipe! Glad to hear you liked it with Gochujang. Or should I leave the miso out? Thank you for substituting the meat to make vegetarian-friendly version with this recipe! Hi Emy! We are so happy to hear it was simple and very good!, Hi, I wanted to make mabo Tofu ramen. Is “soy bean paste ” OK? I loved it. Hi Miko! xo, Hi can I omit the doubanjiang chili bean paste? メッセージどうもありがとう。とてもうれしかったです！. , Very good and simple recipe. Mr. JOC and our son LOVES this mapo tofu recipe and I always come to this recipe to make every single mapo tofu I make at home. I read this recipe a few weeks ago, and it also had a link for the Shichuan Mapo Tofu. I’ve tried a different mapo tofu recipe in the past, and this one was way tastier. Cut the tofu into 1.5 cm cubes. Ah, dang it, I forgot one more thing: I used ‘katakuriko’ (potato starch) instead of corn starch! Hi Deborah! Thank you so much! His dad was a pioneer in introducing Szechuwan cooking to Japanese and he is known as a father of Mapo Doufu in Japan because he was apparently the first Chinese man to cook something so spicy as this dish in Japan. An easy mapo tofu recipe that creates the authentic taste of China. I live in Honolulu, Hawaii. Hi CK! You’re inspiring! I’m doing home exercising diligently so I can get back to my kitchen! I make this often. If you make this recipe, snap a pic and hashtag it #justonecookbook — We love to see your creations on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Hi Janice! (The bottle’s labeled toubanjan, but I can tell it’s ladoubanjan, coz it’s much redder than the regular toubanjan). I’m familiar with Youki brand of Toubanjiang and I think we can get it in our Japanese grocery stores here. . Hi Aleks, I’ve used ‘Mushroom Stir Fry sauce’ as a substitute for oyster sauce to great success. I am using minced chicken breast meat in this recipe. Like other Sichuan dishes, it’s usually too spicy for me. Serves: 3-4. So sorry for my late response. If so which one do you like the most as for the taste ? For the spicy version I actually used Korean Chilli Bean Paste – I had these from the Vegetable Ramen I made a few times already in February. See more ideas about Mapo tofu recipe, Tofu, Tofu recipes. It is now very famous in Japan and Iron Chef Chen Kenichi continues with that tradition at his restaurants … When combined with steamed rice we call it “ma-bou don.” Add more doubanjiang if you like spicy food! Your email address will not be published. What kind of miso did you use in this recipe? Oh my gosh this dish was amazing! Unfortunately, such ingredients are a rarity in my country, so I buy them online. Required fields are marked *, Thanks for visiting!! In Japan, Mapo Tofu is called Mabo Dofu and it’s written either as 麻婆豆腐 or マーボー豆腐 in Japanese. It’s our family’s favorite! Love all your recipes and hope to visit Japan one day as I have always wanted to visit a place with such exciting cuisine and culture. My wife on the other hand. The original mapo tofu recipe contains minced beef. Tofu, mushrooms, and eggplant simmered in a spicy, flavorful, umami-rich sauce. His dad was a pioneer in introducing Szechuwan cooking to Japanese and he is known as a father of Mapo Doufu in Japan because he was apparently the first Chinese man to cook something so spicy as this dish in Japan. Hi Angela, Hum… We have not tried turned this to ramen before. The Sichuan peppercorns give the signature addicting numbing kick. I love this recipe! Levez la poêle du feu et ajoutez la fécule de pomme de terre pendant que vous secouez la poêle. Add the green onions and mix just before taking the pan off the heat. Thanks again. Thank you for trying recipes from our website! I hope you enjoyed this recipe (and one day your uncle too!). Once the sauce is back to boiling, add the tofu and gently coat the tofu with the sauce. I will definitely have a look for that on my next shopping , Yay! Also, Japanese-style mapo tofu uses sake as a secret ingredient to add flavor to the mapo tofu. Mapo Tofu is a Chinese dish but it is also very popular in Japan. Oh I never tried mapo tofu with miso ! Absolutely delicious. Many times, the mapo tofu we have outside is too salty 口味太重 but yours looks just perfect with right amount of spice, flavor and depth (with the use of miso). Hi Maw! He was the culinary hero that brought many popular Chinese recipes to Chinese restaurants in Japan. Ohhh never thought of that! ©2020 Just One Cookbook, All Rights Reserved. Thank you Nami for sharing the recipe. Your recipe is quick, easy and delicious. I can’t wait to dive in to my (now 4th) batch of it in the last month. Seems amazing! Your email address will not be published. Could you please tell me the truth? Ingredients. I can’t find in Asian markets that I’ve been to. Miso is kind of important in this dish – how about reducing oyster sauce a bit – it’s quite salty so you can definitely cut down. That looks DELICIOUS! Black bean garlic sauce is different, and it’ll taste different. Simmer contents for 2 minutes. Thank you so much for asking! I’m looking forward to having this tomorrow, looks lovely. Would like to know if it is possible to use the spicy hot Korean “gochujang” paste which I already have a partially used jar as a substitute for “doubanjiang” sauce to try making your Mapo Tofu recipe. I just made the Mapo Tofu today. Thank you. I was wondering the same thing! Good evening Nami-chan, Hoping you’re doing well with physical therapy for your shoulder! There are several ways to make mapo tofu; spicy, mild, oily, lean, chunky, silky. Thank you for this recipe! I’ve never been to Ban Rai Tei. 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