Authorayana
DifficultyIntermediate

Mapo tofu is one of the most popular Chinese food in Japan, and I cook it at home. This is the recipe that isn't too spicy, and you can cook it quickly.

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Yields1 Serving
Cook Time20 minsTotal Time20 mins
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Cut the tofu into 3 cm cubes. Finely chop the Japanese leek, ginger and garlic. Put the rice flour and 2 teaspoons of water, and mix them well.

2
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Pour the oil in a pan, and stir-fry ginger and garlic until the scent comes out over low heat.

3

Add the ground meat, and stir-fry until it gets a little brown over medium heat.

4
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Once turn the heat off, add tianmianjiang and doubanjiang. Stir-fry them over medium heat until well combined.

5
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Boil the tofu to remove the excess of water. Boiling make it easier to taste. When It brings to a boil again, drain it.

6

Add the chicken stock, and bring it to a boil.

7
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Add the tofu, and bring it to a boil again.

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Put soy sauce, sake, salt and black pepper, and Japanese leek.

9

Turn the heat to low, and add the mixture of rice flour and water 2 to 3 separate times. Mix gently each time.

10

When the soup gets thicker, simmer it on medium heat for 3 minutes. Add the sesame oil. Dish up it, and sprinkle the Sichuan pepper to taste.

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Directions

1
mapo-tofu-step-1

Cut the tofu into 3 cm cubes. Finely chop the Japanese leek, ginger and garlic. Put the rice flour and 2 teaspoons of water, and mix them well.

2
mapo-tofu-step-3

Pour the oil in a pan, and stir-fry ginger and garlic until the scent comes out over low heat.

3

Add the ground meat, and stir-fry until it gets a little brown over medium heat.

4
mapo-tofu-step-5

Once turn the heat off, add tianmianjiang and doubanjiang. Stir-fry them over medium heat until well combined.

5
mapo-tofu-step-2

Boil the tofu to remove the excess of water. Boiling make it easier to taste. When It brings to a boil again, drain it.

6

Add the chicken stock, and bring it to a boil.

7
mapo-tofu-step-7

Add the tofu, and bring it to a boil again.

8
mapo-tofu-step-8

Put soy sauce, sake, salt and black pepper, and Japanese leek.

9

Turn the heat to low, and add the mixture of rice flour and water 2 to 3 separate times. Mix gently each time.

10

When the soup gets thicker, simmer it on medium heat for 3 minutes. Add the sesame oil. Dish up it, and sprinkle the Sichuan pepper to taste.

Mapo Tofu