Delicious Mapo Tofu

Delicious Mapo Tofu

From small children to adults, everyone can enjoy this dish! Try this easy mapo tofu dish at home!

Ingredients: 2-3 servings

1 block (400g )
Ground pork
50 g
Japanese leek (finely chopped)
1/3 leek
Garlic (finely chopped)
1 clove
Ginger (finely chopped)
1 thumb length's worth
☆ Sugar
2 teaspoons
☆ Doubanjiang or Miso
1 teaspoon and increase to your preference
☆ Sake
1 tablespoon
☆ Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
☆ Water
120 ml
Katakuriko slurry
As needed
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon
as much as you like
Green onion (for garnishing)
A little


1. Cut the tofu into 1 cm cubes. If using silken tofu, lightly blanch (to prevent the tofu from crumbling).
2. Finely chop the Japanese leek, garlic and ginger.
3. Heat a wok, add the sesame oil and fry the ingredients from Step 2 (add the garlic while the temperature is low). Then add the ground pork and fry on high heat.
4. Add the ☆ ingredients into a bowl and mix. Add the contents of the bowl into the wok and simmer.
5. Next add the tofu and mix well.
6. Let it simmer and then add the katakuriko slurry. Sprinkle a small amount of chopped green onion on top and you're done!

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a routine dish in our family as we try to avoid using artificial seasoning. I wanted to deepen the flavor so I modified the seasonings and settled on this recipe.