Rinse the tofu quickly under running water before cubing. Thank you for your kind words! Thank you for your recipe. Thanks for your reply Nami! . The Japanese-style mapo tofu (mabo dofu) is incredibly flavorful, but less spicy than the Sichuan-style. I’ve never tried it for mapo tofu but it’s fermented so I see how it can be substituted. It’s slightly different from this recipe. , Very good and simple recipe. I don’t live in Hawaii, so I’m not familiar with the Chinese stores there. I’ve tried a different mapo tofu recipe in the past, and this one was way tastier. I hope you will get better soon. Yep, no more packaged sauce! So glad you like it too! Do you think I can utilize a pork bone base broth, add your recipe with some cornstarch to produce it? I haven’t used it since my college days. I don’t pay too much attention to liquid vs paste itself. Hi Cindy! Cook and stir for 2 minutes or so, until the mushrooms are evenly coated with the spices. How about reducing the oyster sauce and la doubanjiang next time? I think it’s best with your method than dropping soy sauce. ★☆ Thank you in advance for your guidance and expertise. Mapo Eggplant, or what we call Mabo Nasu (麻婆茄子) in Japan, is a delicious stir-fried eggplant dish with ground pork and seasoned with a bold savory sauce. Hi Deane! However I replace the meat part with chopped shitake mushrooms. I won’t pick up just the liquid, or vice versa. Thank you so much Janne! Doubanjiang (spicy chili bean sauce/broad bean paste), Spinach Ohitashi (Japanese Spinach Salad) ほうれん草のお浸し, Cucumber Salad with Sesame Soy Vinaigrette きゅうりのごま酢和え, https://www.japancentre.com/en/products/955-kikkoman-broad-bean-chilli-paste, https://www.asianfoodgrocer.com/asian-food/sauces-seasoning/chinese-sauces/uc-hot-bean-sauce, https://www.yumchinesefood.com/mapo-tofu/, https://www.justonecookbook.com/goya-champuru/, https://omnivorescookbook.com/authentic-mapo-tofu/, https://thewoksoflife.com/ma-po-tofu-real-deal/, https://www.chinasichuanfood.com/mapo-tofu-recipe/. But it sounds workable. I never change a thing, as we really like the flavors. I can barely remember the taste of the sauce… Sorry! I’m not an expert in this field, so I’m not too sure. I love this recipe! My Taiwanese husband loves this dish also. Thank you Nami! Glad to hear that! Our family survives terrible loss: after I learned 4 different mapo sauce dishes, which we all love, out Asian grocery store cancelled selling NON spicy doubanjiang, that very kind, shown on picture. Cooked this last night! I’m glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe! 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. After being exposed to some spice, we are now okay with half and half. (near ingredients list) Thank you!, Hi Geneviève! I like miso soup (which I drink almost everyday) with awase miso or koji miso than red or white. 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. We use firm tofu(momen) for this recipe. Here it is Mapo doufu https://imgur.com/gallery/4RQIoSx, Hi Ken! Design by. If so which one do you like the most as for the taste ? Your email address will not be published. Thank you so much! 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 . I love to eat it with raw or steamed vegetables. Haha! I mentioned about Chef Chen in my previous post here. Hi Alice! This is not your typical mapo tofu recipe. . Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. This particular recipe is not spicy but you can enjoy the flavor of mapo tofu. As I mentioned above, Japanese Mabo Dofu doesn’t include any chili or peppercorn. Finally gathered all the ingredients for this dish. I used LKK Black Bean Garlic Sauce and LKK Chili Garlic Sauce. Do you think I could substitute the oyster souce with anything vegetarian friendly? What dish goes well with Mapo Tofu? A mix of both works well, as you suggested, though just Doubanjiang was nice when I didn’t want this to be spicy. Thank you for putting this out there! The taste is mild with Japanese seasoning. Look forward to reading your FB post! Eggplant absorbs lots of oil, so keep that in mind. We dont eat spicy, what alternative i can use? Ohhh never thought of that! I have two half-Japanese boys, and the 15-year old loves this dish (as does my American husband), but the 11-year old won’t touch it. Hi Cheryl! We started with doubanjiang as my kids couldn’t eat any spice (and me too). 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!! Hope this helps! This Vegan Japanese-Style Mapo Tofu is intensely savoury, comforting and warming, and super easy to make! I use 75% so it’s pretty oily for me, but I don’t remove the liquid as it’s part of deliciousness. Hi Cindy! Yes! https://www.jansfoodsteps.com/japanese-style-mapo-tofu-recipe-麻婆豆腐 xo, Hi can I omit the doubanjiang chili bean paste? I put it on egg sandwiches with cheese and cilantro. now I like to eat it. I use to order this in Chinese restaurants in Japan but never made it at home. Thank you for making a vegan version and for your kind feedback. If you have tried my Vegetarian Ramen and Miso Ramen recipes, you probably have the bean paste in your refrigerator already. This was great! I can’t wait to eat ^o^, Hi Morgan! Also, depends on the miso brand and miso type, salt content is VERY different. I grew up eating mapo tofu with pork, so I actually never cooked with beef before. Oct 14, 2019 - Here is a delicious, easy-to-follow vegetarian version of the classic Sichuan dish, mapo tofu. Hi Nami! 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 hope you enjoyed this recipe (and one day your uncle too!). I can’t believe how flavorful it is! Today, a dream came true! If possible, would like to know how I can properly dilute and incorporate “gochujang” paste to simulate using the “doubanjiang” sauce? It may remind you of Mapo Tofu, one of the most popular Sichuanese classics. I served Asparagus tonight, but wondered if there was something else that goes well… Thank you so much for your website! It’s easy dish to make, so you will enjoy your favorite dish more frequently at home! We love this recipe and I make it pretty frequently. Hi! I share my favorite miso here that I use in my recipes (unless I specify other kinds): https://www.justonecookbook.com/miso/, I love how you modify a Japanese curry sauce cubes to add extra flavor. Mapo Tofu (麻婆豆腐) is Mr. JOC’s all-time favorite dish, and it frequently makes it into my dinner menu rotation. Add the mushrooms. This Vegan Mapo Tofu is made with Japanese seasoning. Since there is no additional salt added in the recipe, the saltiness can be from different condiments you use compared to Nami’s. SO sorry for my late response. The result is a vegetarian/vegan dish that hasn’t sacrificed a bit of umami! Contributed by Naoko’s Kitchen. For the spicy version I actually used Korean Chilli Bean Paste – I had these from the Vegetable Ramen I made a few times already in February. However, this dish in Chinese cuisine is: https://www.chinasichuanfood.com/yu-xiang-qie-zi-sichuan-eggplant/. I made it with ground turkey and I was worried it would be bland, but it was very flavorful. Another fast, easy, and tasty meal that will be made often. Look for the mushroom sauce in the same place you’d find the oyster sauce. 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). Every time I serve this to people they will want seconds. Non spicy ones can be found in a Chinese grocery store as I can’t find on Amazon. Do you wanna get updates? I wouldn’t change a thing about it. This particular recipe is not spicy but you can enjoy the flavor of mapo tofu. In a large frying pan, heat vegetable oil on medium heat and saute garlic and ginger. It was introduced to Japan in the 1970s by Chen Kenmin, a famous Chinese chef in Japan. Besides adding more aromatics (garlic, ginger, green onions etc), I can’t think of adding extra condiment to that packaged sauce. Hi Shawn! Thank you, Hi September! How did the dish arrive in Japan you might wonder? Drain the tofu and cut into about 1 inch (2.5 cm) cubes. Thanks Nami! While the original Shichuan Mapo Tofu is pretty spicy, the Japanese version is usually mild so even children can enjoy it. Sometimes I tell my PT that he must have had an argument with his wife the night before! Hi Uraniabce! Thanks! 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. Combine all the ingredients for Seasonings (2 ½ Tbsp Chili Bean Sauce and/or Broad Bean Paste, 2 Tbsp mirin, 1 Tbsp miso, 1 Tbsp. )… I guess you can try different Asian grocery stores… I couldn’t find it online too. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Oh, and the miso I used had dashi in it. I’ve tried it with only Doubanjiang and only Ladoubanjiang, and the ldoubanjiang is definitely spicy, in a slow burn way. I made it for lunch today. Mapo tofu is such a favorite dish due to its simplicity in preparation but offers the flavor of the complex interplay of spices and flavor. I’ll be happy to help out! I misread the recipe and added the chili sauce. ©2020 Just One Cookbook, All Rights Reserved. Hey Nami, what kind of miso do you recommend using? Mapo Tofu is a popular Chinese dish from Sichuan province. 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)? Normally made using pork or beef mince, this vegetarian variety uses aubergine for a hearty flavour and texture. Can I use black bean garlic sauce instead of chili bean sauce? I am a huge fan of mapo tofu, and I have enjoyed your recipe the most. We were sorely missing it this winter until I decided to give yours a try and, Nami, you are my hero! Thanks for the recipe! Mapo tofu (麻婆豆腐) is Mr. JOC’s all-time favorite dish, and it frequently makes it into my dinner menu rotation. Please let me know! I really like mapo tofu, so I’m going to have to try the recipe the way it’s written, sans meat. Mapo tofu is a Chinese dish and also popular home cook dish in Japan and we tweak with Japanese seasoning. . Better than many restaurant versions! It's mild and not so spicy so everybody in the family can enjoy it! Thank you for another great recipe – I seem to becoming addicted to you website , Hi Afra! Sure, as long as you’re okay with spice. Way too spicey for my wife. Hi Edwin! Developing a Vegan Version I miss Yokohama too… . Serve immediately. (Hello!) Hi Natsu! Stir frequently, without mashing up the tofu, until it is heated through. This Vegan Mapo Tofu is made with Japanese seasoning. I was curious how much of the sauce you include when you add the bean sauce? , Hi Farid! I hope you enjoy this recipe! I’ve already finished shooting the recipe, so I’ll post it when I finish writing it. 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. 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! 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 Emi! The texture wise, it’s very similar, so you can add in just like tobanjiang. Feb 14, 2017 - Easy and vegetarian mapo tofu; shitake mushrooms are used to replace meat. Apr 1, 2019 - This Vegan Mapo Tofu brings together the flavours from both Japanese and Chinese versions of Mapo Tofu. Thank you so much for reading my blog! My kids can now take slightly spicier doubanjiang but I still mix both when I make mapo tofu. I used to use Cook Do packets back in college days, but this homemade recipe is far better than those convenient packages. 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’m so happy to hear you enjoy my recipes and thank you for your kind words! You’re probably talking about Agedashi Tofu: https://www.justonecookbook.com/agedashi-tofu-2/. Please do not use my images without my permission. You’re so sweet, I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed my recipes! . Hi Treena! I love your work! I know, I barely go on Facebook (personal one)…, Hi I don’t eat ginger. Yes I had all the other ingredients! Once they are fragrant, add the ground pork and break it up with a spatula or wooden spoon. Going to try this next week :-). For example, dashi-included miso is always saltier, a different brand of miso can be saltier, and the same goes for oyster sauce, soy sauce, and Doubanjiang. I’m not surprised it’s a favorite in your family! Get ready for some serious spice! I usually use awase miso (which means a combination of white and red miso) or Koji miso (more koji inside). 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. I love hearing from you! https://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/22/dining/mapo-tofu-goes-vegetarian.html However, this dish can be prepared easily with typical Asian/Japanese ingredients. Thank you for sharing the idea with us! Enjoy as it is or put it on sticky rice! I am into Japanese culture since I started to fly to Japan in 1984 and my Japanese language skills are around JLPTN4 level. I loved it. Thank you so much for trying this recipe. The Japanese-style Mapo Tofu (Mabo Dofu) is incredibly flavorful but less spicy than the … Hello! The same brand/company makes a spicy one that’s shown in the middle. 2) First, you shallow fry in oil (nice golden color, almost cook, but remaining heat should cook all the way). Miso is kind of important in this dish – how about reducing oyster sauce a bit – it’s quite salty so you can definitely cut down. My family loved it! Step 2. . I’m not sure how we need to adjust the flavor though without experimenting… Sorry I can’t help much. It came out mild which was perfect for who I was cooking for. Thank you Nami for sharing the recipe. In the recipe, the amount of doubanjiang is just a little so that small children can eat, but if you like spicy food, please adjust it as you like. Is it freezer friendly? I want to try this for my kids it looks so good and not spicy! Love the videos and photos, too. Subscribe to my newsletter and follow me on Pinterest and Instagram for all of the latest recipe! ** Plant Based Japanese Cooking Club ** Get your free mini ecookbook to get started! Then I’ll try with the gochujang. I subtituted doubanjiang with gochujang btw, since it’s easier to get. Konnichiwa! Thank you so much for your kind feedback. It was delicious and very easy to make. Sorry I don’t think my response is very helpful…. I’m just not sure how to make this recipe with Japanese eggplant. Let us know how it goes! Veggie Recipes Vegetarian Recipes Cooking Recipes Healthy Recipes Mapo Tofu Recipe Vegetarian Lunch Recipes Dessert Recipes Chinese Dishes Recipes Asian Recipes. Be blessed! Or an alternative? You can basically add at the end just to warm up (otherwise tofu can become crumble while stirring). Hope that helps! Hi Kim! Thank you so much for asking! The Japanese-style Mapo Tofu (Mabo Dofu) is incredibly flavorful but less spicy than the Sichuan-style. Let me know if you need help! You might want to cook the eggplant first take it out, cook the meat, and add the eggplant back in. So you won’t be stir frying eggplant for a long time and break the eggplant texture… . Thank you for trying this recipe! . Wish I could upload a picture to show you how it turned out! Ireally enjoyed it and will certainly make it again. If yes, what kind of tofu? It is recorded that there is a couple who own a restaurant mainly selling vegetarian dishes. Japanese Ingredient Substitution: If you want to look for substitutes for Japanese condiments and ingredients, click here. Add mushrooms, black beans, green onions, garlic, ginger, and Sichuan peppercorns. Be a blessing to everyone who crosses your path! This spicy, delicious dish usually includes small amount of ground pork, but for this vegan version, we use chopped shiitake mushrooms. Although originating in China, Dried shiitake mushrooms are the base of the soup. This dish is very healthy because it has great protein, which comes from a combination of meat and tofu… 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!! I was hoping to find the non-spicy version, but will try this. You’ll need to find non-spicy one in Chinese grocery store as it’s usually imported and no English label. . If you like extra firm tofu for this recipe, you can check the recipe below. Try it out and let me know. Also, do you have recommendation on how to preserve ladoubanjiang ? Please note the difference between doubanjiang and la doubanjiang as the latter includes chili. Thank you so much! The first time I tasted mapo tofu … As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. , I only recently started getting into Japanese cuisine(Asian themed restaurants are incredibly scarce in my area so I’m making my own), I have tried some of your other recipes as well, it’s difficult to find some of the ingredients in my country, I can only order them online but oh it was worth it. He was the culinary hero that brought many popular Chinese recipes to Chinese restaurants in Japan. I make sure I pick up enough paste part. Today’s recipe is a Japanese take on a very authentic and famous Chinese Szechuan dish–mapo tofu (麻婆豆腐), or as it’s known in Japan: Mabo Tofu (マーボー豆腐). Tofu is not suitable for freezing as the texture changes. Mapo Tofu is a popular Chinese dish from Sichuan province. Hi Kristin! May 5, 2020 - Explore David Spilkia's board "Mapo Tofu" on Pinterest. Dec 16, 2019 - Explore Wayne pollock's board "Mapo tofu recipe" on Pinterest. Actually, I did change two minor things: 1. If you like extra firm tofu then you can go check "How to press tofu" recipe. Hi Stan! I’m so happy to hear you liked this recipe! 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. I’m so sorry to hear you can’t buy this nonspicy doubanjiang anymore. Reply Aww! We don’t offer the information at this time, but hopefully later this year or next year. Darlene, Hi Darlene! As for ladoubanjiang, you keep it in the fridge right? Once again I can’t thank you enough for blogging your cooking recipes. If your are a eggplant lover like me, replace tofu with eggplant, sooooo yummy! Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. It’s your own little theatre workshop. Thanks again for your inspirational recipes. Hi Bkhuna! Compare reviews of buffalo tofu and thai tofu. The kids thought it was a tiny bit spicy so I’ll cut that down too and put more non-spicy doubanjan until they get older. Hi Angelo! a few months ago. What kind of miso did you use in this recipe? I love this recipe as I can enjoy the kick-in-the-tongue sensation and the specific flavor back in Szechuan, China. Also, put it in the back of fridge as front area (like door) tends to be warmer as you open the door frequently. I prefer that it’s in, but if you don’t want to, that’s okay too. Hi CK! Hi Nami! I just tried this recipe but with what I had on hand and it turned out great! I’m looking forward to adding this delicious recipe into my week night rotation. Hi Kate! Thanks again. Do you have any suggestion to fix this problem? I added pickled Chinese vegetables and 6 ground Sichuan peppercorns and it was as amazing! Here you go! Do you have any nutrition information on this reccipe? Thank you , Hi Joliza! It makes it hard to read and pictures take a longer time to load due to the advertisements. No extra cost to you. Gochujang and Tobanjiang is a bit different flavor…. My family loves it! This sounds delicious and I am anxious to try it. Also feel free to leave comments if you have any questions. That looks DELICIOUS! Can’t find any fermented paste in the Asian stores here. I’ve never been to Ban Rai Tei. Mapo tofu, a spicy minced pork and tofu dish, is the perfect dish for a quick weeknight meal. … Gently stir in the 1970s by Chen Kenmin, a famous chef. 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