Supreme Mapo Tofu

Supreme Mapo Tofu

You can make delicious mapo tofu without special ingredients! No need to buy pre-made mapo tofu mix. The deliciousness will surprise you.

Ingredients: 3-4 servings

● Ginger
About 3 knobs (the more the better!) finely chopped
● Garlic
1 clove
● Leek
1 (finely chop half, thinly slice the other half)
Ground pork
100-150 g
Onion (medium)
1/2 (finely chopped)
★ Water
1 cup
★ Chinese soup stock (or chicken soup stock)
1 teaspoon
★ Sugar
1 teaspoon
★ Soy sauce
2 teaspoons
★ Miso
1 tablespoon
★ Gochujang
1 tablespoon
★ Doubanjiang
1 teaspoon
1 block (300 g) or to taste
Katakuriko slurry
as needed
Sesame oil
a drizzle
to taste


1. Heat sesame or vegetable oil in a frying pan, and add the ● ingredients (just the finely chopped leek). When it's becoming fragrant, add the onion and stir fry.
2. Stir fry until the onion is translucent, and add the pork to the center of the frying pan. Stir fry until the meat changes color.
3. When the color of the meat has changed, stir fry while crumbling it up and mixing with the onion.
4. Add the ★ ingredients (all together!) and stir until it starts to bubble.
5. Add the tofu, and simmer for 1 minute.
6. Add the katakuriko dissolved in water to thicken the sauce. To finish, add the thinly sliced leek, drizzle sesame oil, and it's done.
7. Adjust the amount of doubanjiang to taste. Delicious with a drizzle of ra-yu as well!

Story Behind this Recipe

Mapo tofu without premade mix.