How interesting that there is no ground pork sold in France! It’s also based off the Japanese-style mapo tofu, so it isn’t as spicy or mouth-numbing as its Chinese counterpart. If you want to meal prep, you can make the meat sauce separately and freeze. I love this recipe! I’m not familiar with other brands that are GF. I will definitely make this again! Hello! (Hello!) I like it almost–almost–as much as Okinawan-style bitter melon (https://www.justonecookbook.com/goya-champuru/). I'm mama to two energetic children and passionate about making healthy meal for family. Thank you so much for reading my blog! So you won’t be stir frying eggplant for a long time and break the eggplant texture… . Thank you, I love your website, so easy to use! I made mapo tofu for the first time, following this recipe to a T, and it turned out beyond amazing!! Hi Jane! Chef JA Cooks participates in amazon.co.jp affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions if you purchase products after clicking an affiliate link. Haha! Recommend this recipe for. Thank you so much Janne! So it’s not just the sauce, but tofu affects the overall outcome too. You are amazing! Thanks a lot , Hello Emmanuelle! You might want to cook the eggplant first take it out, cook the meat, and add the eggplant back in. Cause pain to get better? You made it simple enough that I could find and understand the ingredients and realize that it wasn’t too hard to make. Thanks so much for your kind feedback! Hopefully, you can email this to me! Heat peanut oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Enjoy on its own or … What dish goes well with Mapo Tofu? This was great! Hi Cynthia! I can’t wait to dive in to my (now 4th) batch of it in the last month. Way too spicey for my wife. Mapo tofu is a justly popular menu item in many Chinese restaurants It is a quickly cooked dish of braised tofu with minced pork (sometimes beef) in a bracing spicy … The only ones I can find around me have quite a bit of liquid-y sauce, and every time I debate how much of the sauce vs only bean paste to include. Besides adding more aromatics (garlic, ginger, green onions etc), I can’t think of adding extra condiment to that packaged sauce. Heat a wok or a deep fry pan over high heat. . Any place online where you can buy doubanjiang? https://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/22/dining/mapo-tofu-goes-vegetarian.html I never change a thing, as we really like the flavors. I’m not sure which version you’re interested… but Japanese version is basically same as Mabo Tofu. . Since we published this recipe in March 2014, it has garnered many 5 … It came out very salty (still edible with rice). As I mentioned above, Japanese Mabo Dofu doesn’t include any chili or peppercorn. Thank you for trying this recipe! Therefore, mapo tofu is one of the dishes that is not a good fit for freezing. ** Plant Based Japanese Cooking Club ** Get your free mini ecookbook to get started! . . 1) No, black bean sauce is different. This Vegan Japanese-Style Mapo Tofu is intensely savoury, comforting and warming, and super easy to make! Do you mean miso (Japanese soybean paste)? I’m sorry for your bad experience on our site and thank you for your feedback. Or an alternative? Thank you very much for trying this recipe and for your kind feedback! This is one of my favourite dishes to make I always follow your recipe, except I use more meat because of the packaging size, and also more ladoubanjan and soy sauce. Deep-fried tofu on the other hand won’t break into pieces so you can stir fry. I’m so happy to hear you enjoy my recipes and thank you for your kind words! Can I omit the miso in this recipe? It's mild and not so spicy so everybody in the family can enjoy it! Buy our best-selling e-cookbook full of 33 easy and simple Japanese recipes! I made it vegetarian with chopped mushrooms instead of pork and everyone in my family loved it. Thanks to Chef Chen, Mapo Tofu, Ebi Chili (Chili Prawns エビチリ), and Stir-Fried Pork and Bell Peppers (Chin-jao ro-su 青椒肉絲)  are just a few widely well-known Chinese dishes in Japan. I’m so happy to hear you tried this recipe and your family enjoyed it! Also, do you have recommendation on how to preserve ladoubanjiang ? Thank you very much for trying this recipe and for your kind feedback! Add the mushrooms. Hey Nami, what kind of miso do you recommend using? After I cooked the pork, I noticed there was quite a bit of oil and liquid in the pan. After being exposed to some spice, we are now okay with half and half. I’ve never been to Ban Rai Tei. Hope you’ll enjoy it. The common ingredients that you may not find in classic Chinese Mapo Tofu include miso (Japanese fermented soybeans, sometimes rice and barley included), mirin or sugar, and sesame oil. Eggplant absorbs lots of oil, so keep that in mind. , I never ate it before I saw from a website(https://www.yumchinesefood.com/mapo-tofu/) which wrote Toufu is good for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, hypercholesterolemia, atherosclerosis, and coronary heart disease. Mr. JOC will love using only chili bean paste, but it’s a bit too spicy for the kids so I combine the two. Hi Alice! Glad to hear you liked it with Gochujang. If you like Japanese food and it's your first time here, consider joining the new plant based japanese made simple community - to cook and be healthier today - with japanese food!! Thank you so much for your feedback! going to try again without the chili sauce! Rinse the tofu quickly under running water before cubing. I just made the Mapo Tofu today. Hi Miko! I made it with gochujang and it was delicious! I'm Pat Tokuyama, a Japanese tofu cookbook author, who travels for music, food, and adventure. I hope you enjoy this recipe! I make this often. I make this vegetarian version so that the vegetarian foods can also enjoy it. (near ingredients list) Thank you!, Hi Geneviève! Unfortunately, no, mapo tofu’s main flavor comes from doubanjiang or la doubanjiang (chili bean sauce). It will require a couple hours in advance to make shittake dashi(soup stock). This is a delicious meal that will be ready in 30 minutes that even children can enjoy! It’s the Japanese version! We are glad to hear you enjoyed it!. I used LKK Black Bean Garlic Sauce and LKK Chili Garlic Sauce. Hi Carol, Thank you very much for trying this recipe! Reply Thanks! I’ve already finished shooting the recipe, so I’ll post it when I finish writing it. I was skeptical about the tofu but it adds a lovely, velvety aspect to the dish. Sorry! Mapo tofu is a Chinese dish and also popular home cook dish in Japan and we tweak with Japanese seasoning. Cut the green onions into small pieces. Depends on how fat the pork is too. I made it for lunch today. Hi Lisa! Anyway, I just finished making Mapo Tofu. Could you please tell me the truth? I won’t pick up just the liquid, or vice versa. Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. Your email address will not be published. . https://asianinspirations.com.au/recipes/vegetarian-mapo-tofu Instead of ground pork I use a plant based ground since I am vegetarian. Hi Deane! I think it comes to people’s preference. And stay in touch with me on Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, and Instagram for all the latest updates. Subscribe to my newsletter and follow me on Pinterest and Instagram for all of the latest recipe! Thank you for trying this recipe! . Hi Tamir! I hope you will get better soon. . The miso paste really gives it an umami quality that makes this mabo dofu better than others. This is a delicious recipe. Do you wanna get updates? But luckily there’s a small section of an aisle dedicate to Chinese cuisine in the local supermarket. We’ll include your feedback and will consider how we run our ads. Enjoy as it is or put it on sticky rice! Hi Nami, 2 questions. I didn’t have doubanjiang, so I used 2 T black bean paste, 1 t sambal oelek, and 1 t red pepper flakes. In a wok, heat up the oil over medium heat. It was introduced to Japan in the 1970s by Chen Kenmin, a famous Chinese chef in Japan. I shall try it next time. Every time I try one of your recipes I'm so happy. but if you’re not aiming for the Chinese/Japanese Mapo Tofu recipe, I think that’ll be okay? Smile and giggle lots! Going to try this next week :-). I think Korean food must have similar recipe to this Japanese/Chinese mapo tofu using gochujang? If you like extra firm tofu for this recipe, you can check the recipe below. Picture of my bowl will come soon on Facebook, as I usually do – just not in a regular basis but at least 2-weeks to 1-month basis (I really can’t fit time to do everything I do with hobbies on a set routine – need better time management! First, mix all the seasoning ingredients in a bowl (bean paste, mirin, miso, sesame oil and depending on your taste, oyster sauce and soy sauce, corn starch and water). I am really looking forward to trying this meal, and have all the listed ingredients for this recipe, but cannot find Doubanjiang (on Amazon it is $31!). By grilled I mean some sort of slightly breaded tofu cubes (texture was a little hard outside and mellow (standard for tofu) inside). I can barely remember the taste of the sauce… Sorry! Check the 岡山 brand (manufacturer is in the Bay Area). Vegan/Vegetarian If you have tried my Vegetarian Ramen and Miso Ramen recipes, you probably have the bean paste in your refrigerator already. Too many advertisements. The classic recipe consists of silken tofu, ground pork or beef, fermented broad beans & soybeans (doubanjiang), fermented black beans (douchi), and Sichuan peppercorn to name a few main ingredients. This is a delicious meal that will be ready in 30 minutes that even children can enjoy! Thank you for this recipe! Without doubanjiang, I feel like it’s not Mapo Tofu… to keep it authentic you must have doubanjiang taste in the sauce. Hi NJ! . So much more satisfying than buying the Cook Do packets. I am into Japanese culture since I started to fly to Japan in 1984 and my Japanese language skills are around JLPTN4 level. . Hi Bastien! Ohh that sounds delicious! I’m eating it right now and I can’t get enough. Jan 31, 2017 - Easy and vegetarian mapo tofu; shitake mushrooms are used to replace meat. Finally gathered all the ingredients for this dish. Are there any other brands you know of that are gluten free? 2. I’m so glad to hear you and your family enjoyed this recipe! We often eat Mapo Tofu as a donburi-style, one-bowl meal for easy cleanup! This is a great hearty dish to please everyone in the family. I made this using chicken thigh I ground in the foodprocessor. Easy steps for a weeknight meal, but so flavorful and delicious! Thanks Nami! love! Yes, that is helpful. Please note the difference between doubanjiang and la doubanjiang as the latter includes chili. However, this dish can be prepared easily with typical Asian/Japanese ingredients. Indeed, mapo tofu is one of the most famous tofu recipes to have made it out of China. Hope this helps! Thank you for sharing your cooking tips with us! Thank you for making a vegan version and for your kind feedback. Is there a website you recommend that I can purchase? It requires quite a lot steps but it worth trying it. I suspect I could have kept the mirin and dropped the soy sauce as well. Thanks! Mabo Nasu in Japan is actually Japanese style, and it’s same sauce as Mabo Tofu. Thank you so much for trying it and for your kind feedback. But I’m not sure is it right? this recipe! Here is the story. Mapo Tofu is a popular Chinese dish from Sichuan province. I saw this recipe on the Just One Cookbook Facebook page and just had to give it a try. Hi Nany! What is Mapo Eggplant (Mabo Nasu)? Non spicy ones can be found in a Chinese grocery store as I can’t find on Amazon. Yay! May 5, 2020 - Explore David Spilkia's board "Mapo Tofu" on Pinterest. The video and new pictures were added to the post in May 2016. I’ll be happy to help out! Hi CK! Someone who wants to make meatless mapo tofu, Use dried shiitake dashi(soup stock) to add umami taste, Use tofu scramble and chopped shiitake instead of minced meat, Pinch of  Doubanjiang(adjust with your taste), Put A in a container and let them soak for at least 1 hour(if possible, overnight), Chop green onions, mince ginger and garlic, After taking dashi stock, lightly sqeeze the dried shiitake mushrooms, remove the stalk and chop finely, Cut tofu in half, cut one half into bite-size pieces, and leave the other half as it is, Add the mixed seasoning into shiitake dashi and mix well, Put sesame oil in a frying pan, heat on low heat, add garlic, ginger and doubanjiang and stir fry, Put tofu(the one not cut), chopped shiitake and stir fry scrambling tofu over medium heat for 2-3 mins, Put chopped tofu, soup from step 6 and bring to a boil, Add chopped green onions and stir lightly. So happy to hear you two enjoyed this recipe! メッセージどうもありがとう。とてもうれしかったです!. I was hoping to find the non-spicy version, but will try this. Last summer we went to Chengdu in Sichuan where Mapo tofu is a staple – very spicy but so is everything else there!! . . Thank you for your kind and detailed feedback. Hope you will like this recipe and will try again with miso next time! Before diving in, here is the characteristic of this recipe. . We don’t think we’ve linked to other Sichuan-style Mapo Tofu recipes, but here are some of Nami’s blogger friends’ recipes that we trust: https://omnivorescookbook.com/authentic-mapo-tofu/ https://thewoksoflife.com/ma-po-tofu-real-deal/ https://www.chinasichuanfood.com/mapo-tofu-recipe/ We hope this helps! I’m just not sure how to make this recipe with Japanese eggplant. Looks tasty! Do you think I can utilize a pork bone base broth, add your recipe with some cornstarch to produce it? . I used a chinese fermented cubes of soybean paste (which I had in my refrigerator) instead of doubanjiang. neutral-flavored oil (vegetable, canola, etc), (227 g; or any other meat/veggies of your choice), I use 1 ½ Tbsp Doubanjiang (non-spicy) and 1 Tbsp Ladoubanjigang (spicy). Oh my gosh this dish was amazing! We ate at Ban Rai Tei in Chinatown at least twice a month because of a wonderful addiction to their Mapo. And add chopped shiitake to give a little chewy texture. If you can’t find deep-fried tofu, you can oven bake firm tofu first too. Thank you so much! I’m not sure how we need to adjust the flavor though without experimenting… Sorry I can’t help much. I cooked it for the first time, however my local Asian market didn’t have doubanjiang so I went with the spicier alternative and just added additional potato starch and water while trying to reduce it a bit. The classic recipe consists of silken tofu, ground pork or beef, fermented broad beans & soybeans (doubanjiang), fermented black beans (douchi), and Sichuan peppercorn to name a few main ingredients. I have made Sichuan-style Mapo Tofu a few times but I never knew there was a Japanse version. In your blog post, can you identify which jar is which condiment? . This is not your typical mapo tofu recipe. Cooked this last night! Food Japanese Tofu Recipes Cooking Recipes Tofu Recipes Easy Japanese Vegetarian Recipes Mapo Tofu Recipe Popular Chinese Dishes Japanese Cooking Vegetarian Recipes. Thank you for your kind feedback. Yum yum. Take out, then follow this recipe, and add at the same time as tofu to heat up again. I could only find the chilli bean paste in the store, I suppose it’s fine to make this using only that one? Thank you so much for your kind feedback. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. Wife will be happy! I use 75% so it’s pretty oily for me, but I don’t remove the liquid as it’s part of deliciousness. The taste is mild with Japanese seasoning. Wishing you and your mom good health and happiness! If you never made this dish before, it might sound and look challenging to you. What a wonderful recipe! If so which one do you like the most as for the taste ? I’m sure it tastes good with gochujang! Konnichiwa! I’ll definitely give it a try! I hope it will still taste good. Here it is Mapo doufu https://imgur.com/gallery/4RQIoSx, Hi Ken! Everything we’ve made from your recipes have been winners. HI Nami, so if I want to make this dish for kids(non spicy) I can omit the laodoubanjang ( spicy) sauce?? Ihave been doing Mabo Nasu with ground beef for a year now (Tried it with beef, and in France I have never seen ground pork, so this is easier :)). I currently live in a small town in Hokkaido, Japan, where I don’t have access to all the variety of ingredients I could buy in Canada. Sometimes I tell my PT that he must have had an argument with his wife the night before! It's mild and not so spicy so everybody in the family can enjoy it! It’s easy dish to make, so you will enjoy your favorite dish more frequently at home! You can purchase on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1TuWkik (I can only find Ladoubanjiang though). Doubanjiang is a Chinese spicy bean paste and key ingredient for this recipe. Hi Cindy! Oct 16, 2019 - Here is a delicious, easy-to-follow vegan version of the classic Sichuan dish, mapo tofu. oyster sauce, ½ Tbsp soy sauce, 1 tsp sesame oil, 1 tsp corn starch, 4 Tbsp water) in a bowl and mix well together. Vegetarian Tofu Hambagu(Japanese Hamburger Steak), Kake Soba (Japanese Simple Soba Noodle Soup). You’re inspiring! Your email address will not be published. The brand I use is from Taiwan, I think, but can you find 豆板醤 without chili in it (so it’s not red, more brown)? thanks. The texture wise, it’s very similar, so you can add in just like tobanjiang. Drain the tofu and cut into about 1 inch (2.5 cm) cubes. I’m happy to hear you want to try this recipe. Tofu in a garlicky, spicy meat sauce is vey tasty, and it goes very well with Steamed Rice. I have a vegetarian friend and was wondering if I could just use tofu instead of the meat? Hi Ciry! Hope this helps! . I’m happy to hear you liked it! I love to eat it with raw or steamed vegetables. A mix of both works well, as you suggested, though just Doubanjiang was nice when I didn’t want this to be spicy. Do you have any suggestion to fix this problem? This is another recipe that I will add to my weekly rotation. Will make again for sure. 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. I loved it. I have a question about the meat, have you tried it with ground beef instead ? I mentioned about Chef Chen in my previous post here. I remember the packages were in my mom’s kitchen pantry too! Please do not use my images without my permission. Unfortunately, such ingredients are a rarity in my country, so I buy them online. I know this is an older recipe, but I absolutely love your recipes! PT not fun! Thank you!!! Hi David! Can I use black bean garlic sauce instead of chili bean sauce? You don’t have to use chili bean sauce (Ladoubanjiang) but you will still need broad bean sauce (doubanjiang). Try it out and let me know. I want to try this for my kids it looks so good and not spicy! It’s our family’s favorite! . I’m pretty much sure I only ate it with beef so far even at restaurants, so I was curious as we rarely use ground pork here. Mapo tofu (麻婆豆腐) is Mr. JOC’s all-time favorite dish, and it frequently makes it into my dinner menu rotation. I thought it was delicious! For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website. I’m so glad you tried this recipe and enjoyed it. Here are some ideas. Sure, you can. I’m in heaven <33. Hi Nami, Your recipe is quick, easy and delicious! This particular recipe is not spicy but you can enjoy the flavor of mapo tofu. Once again I can’t thank you enough for blogging your cooking recipes. Hi Cynthia! I don’t live in Hawaii, so I’m not familiar with the Chinese stores there. If you like extra firm tofu then you can go check "How to press tofu" recipe. It was delicious and very easy to make. Do you think I could substitute the oyster souce with anything vegetarian friendly? I subtituted doubanjiang with gochujang btw, since it’s easier to get. I’m very sorry to hear about your bicycle accident. I wonder if I can add a little bit of eggplant chopped in this dish too or is it overkill? , なみ-さん、こんにちは、 This is Helga from Nice,France.I am following your site for a long time now.I am very busy as a flight attendant so I did not have time yet to write to you.Now I have time,as I have to stay home for quite a time because due to a bicycle accident I broke my foot and my arm. Thank you so much for asking! Hi Laura! Be blessed! which lends a whole new dimension to the dish. Ireally enjoyed it and will certainly make it again. I usually use awase miso (which means a combination of white and red miso) or Koji miso (more koji inside). Thanks! Although originating in China, This was better than restaurant quality and so easy and quick. My son and I loved it!!! That may be the reason why Japanese people love the dish so much. Heat it up until the sauce starts bubbling, then add the tofu and coat the mixture together until the flavors infuse. Oct 14, 2019 - Here is a delicious, easy-to-follow vegetarian version of the classic Sichuan dish, mapo tofu. https://www.thekitchn.com/slow-cooker-vegetarian-mapo-tofu-23075497 I’m cooking it for dinner tonight (with chicken mince instead of pork, and without miso because our local supermarket had run out) – it smells great! 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/). I usually love the recipes in the site, but this came out way too salty for my taste, although I even cut down on the doubanjiang. Your email address will not be published. Add chili bean paste and … The brand I use is Lee Kum Kee who is a major manufacturer of sauces including oyster sauce. Thank you so much for using my recipes! I previously saw tip elsewhere to poach the tofu before adding to the recipe. I made this for dinner following your recipe exactly as written and it was a huge hit in my house. UGH. Thanks for your reply Nami! Hi Kate! Or is there some prep required beforehand (for the eggplant)? It’s slightly different from this recipe. . My wife on the other hand. You’re so sweet, I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed my recipes! Thank you! Now you have a one reliably satisfying rice bowl dish for the family. Please store the leftover in the refrigerator and eat within 2 days. . Sign up for the free Just One Cookbook newsletter delivered to your inbox! I make sure I pick up enough paste part. Add a bit of vegetable broth if it start to stick. ), Hi Leo! xo. Except for this brand, the doubanjiang includes the chili. Having one good knife is all we need. My kids grew up eating non-spicy Doubanjiang and slowly introduce the spicy one and now I use half and half. Mapo tofu, that aromatic dish of braised tofu with minced pork (sometimes beef) in a deeply savory sauce, is a wildly popular menu item in many Chinese restaurants. . Thank you for sharing the idea with us! Saute until aromatic, about 1 minute. Now, if you want to use my recipe, you can deep fry the eggplants with oil (Suage – no coating, just deep fry) before mixing with the sauce. Black bean garlic sauce is different, and it’ll taste different. Actually, I did change two minor things: 1. You’ll need to find non-spicy one in Chinese grocery store as it’s usually imported and no English label. Yes, you can use tofu – I recommend using firm tofu (but drain well too) or deep-fried tofu (if you can find in an Asian grocery store). . Hi Miko! We were sorely missing it this winter until I decided to give yours a try and, Nami, you are my hero! If your are a eggplant lover like me, replace tofu with eggplant, sooooo yummy! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Hey! 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. Thank you for trying this recipe and I’m so happy to hear you like it. Since it takes less than 30 minutes to prepare, I usually cook this dish when I’m too busy to cook a more elaborate meal. I can’t find in Asian markets that I’ve been to. Seems amazing! Thanks for your recipe. I don’t know, except that 岡山 brand factory is in the Bay Area (Fremont, I think? I’m sure you can find the spicy version chili bean paste 豆板醤 in Singapore to make Chinese dishes. Explore best places to eat mapo tofu in Seattle and nearby. My supermarket stocks 3 different kinds and I’m always puzzled as to which I should buy. I’m so happy to hear that you liked this recipe! SO simple and fast, and more importantly, very delicious! Hi Aleks, I’ve used ‘Mushroom Stir Fry sauce’ as a substitute for oyster sauce to great success. This recipe saved me from the brutal withdrawl of moving back to the US from Yokohama. Better than many restaurant versions! Absolutely delicious. Unfortunately we’ve moved back to australia from Japan and trying to find proper japanese ingredients that don’t make us sick is near impossible . If you go to an Asian store, most of “doubanjiang” may include chili already (you can tell the color is more red than dark brown). Chef JA Cooks is a Japanese food blog which share simple and healthy Japanese home cooking recipes include vegan and vegetarian. I use to order this in Chinese restaurants in Japan but never made it at home. Or should I leave the miso out? Hi Lily! . Thanks so much for trying this recipe! Were you able to find non-spicy Doubanjiang? Dried shiitake mushrooms are the base of the soup. Good tools are a pleasure to use when making great food. Buy our best-selling e-cookbook for 33 more easy and simple recipes! It was definitely a bit salty even though I only used half the dashi iri miso! Get ready for some serious spice! All images and content on this site are copyright protected. However I replace the meat part with chopped shitake mushrooms. How did the dish arrive in Japan you might wonder? I'm Pat Tokuyama, a Japanese tofu cookbook author, who travels for music, food, and adventure. Where can I get the Doubanjiang ( non-spicy)?? I’m so glad to hear that. The only “spicy” element comes from doubanjiang, the fermented bean paste. I regularly check these hashtag Thank you for trying my recipe! I failed to find it online too:( Will greatly appreciate any suggestion!!! The whole family loved it, will be making it again , Hi Mihane! Assuming that you’re in the US, I found the sauce on Amazon here: And much cheaper at Asian Food Grocers: https://www.asianfoodgrocer.com/asian-food/sauces-seasoning/chinese-sauces/uc-hot-bean-sauce. Design by. No change for the recipe. A delicious meal ready in 30 minutes that even children can enjoy! Though traditionally both beef and pork seem to be used in the original Chinese version and I just checked my Chinese blogger friends’ mapo tofu recipes and they make it with pork more than beef. I’m not surprised it’s a favorite in your family! Why I have to do that? Thank you for your kind feedback. HI Nami, I made your recipe for dinner tonight (for the second time) and my family enjoyed it very much. Japanese Ingredient Substitution: If you want to look for substitutes for Japanese condiments and ingredients, click here. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe! Thank you for your recipe. Wow! ★☆ Required fields are marked *, Rate this recipe Hi Natsu! Thank you for trying this recipe! Oh, and the miso I used had dashi in it. This post may contain affiliate links. Gently stir in the tofu to coat it without breaking it up. Love the videos and photos, too. I read this recipe a few weeks ago, and it also had a link for the Shichuan Mapo Tofu. I’m so happy you enjoyed cooking this recipe! Only problem for me is that I tend to eat more rice to recover from the burn. Though without experimenting… sorry i don ’ t find deep-fried tofu on the side tasting. So sorry to hear you enjoy this recipe to this Japanese/Chinese mapo tofu is one of the classic Sichuan,! I often make this dish as our children love it stores there key ingredient for this recipe a few ago. 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