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Spicy! Mapo Noodles~ Mapo Tofu Ramen~

Spicy! Mapo Noodles~ Mapo Tofu Ramen~

Based off the flavor at a ramen shop I frequented, I recreated this in my own style. I recommend this authentic ramen for those if you who like your ramen spicy!

Ingredients: 1 serving

Tofu
about 130~150 g
Ground pork
50 g
Japanese leek
5 cm
Komatsuna
1 bunch
●Doubanjiang
1 1/2 teaspoons
●Tianmianjiang
1 teaspoon
●Douchi
1 teaspoon
●Ra-yu
1 teaspoon
Shaoxing wine (or sake if unavailable)
1 teaspoon
●Garlic (grated)
1 clove
●Ichimi spice
To taste
☆Hot water (or cold)
400 ml
☆Chinese soup stock (Weipa, etc.)
2 teaspoons
☆ Soy sauce
1 teaspoon
Sichuan pepper (powdered)
To taste
Chinese-style noodles
1 bundle

Steps

1. Blanch the komatsuna for about 30 seconds, and cut into easy-to-eat sizes. Cut the tofu into cubes, and finely chop the Japanese leeks.
2. Mix all of the • ingredients together.
3. Boil hot water for the noodles.
4. Coat a frying pan with oil, and sauté the ground pork. After it has browned, add Step 2 and coat everything in the mixture.
5. Add tofu and all of the ☆ ingredients, and bring to a boil. During that time, put the noodles into the boiled water, and boil as instructed on the package.
6. Just a moment before the noodles are done, mix in the Japanese leeks and Sichuan pepper to the boiling frying pan.
7. Drain the cooled noodles in a sieve, and transfer to the ramen bowl. Add the soup on top, top with the komatsuna, and it is done!

Story Behind this Recipe

I loved the mapo tofu from the restaurant near my old company that I used to eat at, but I wasn't able to go there after quitting that company, so I tried making it myself.