Photo: Simple Japanese-style Mapo Tofu
Photo: Simple Japanese-style Mapo Tofu

Full flavor and just the right amount of hot spice

Cooking time
20 minutes
  • Nutrition facts are for one serving.

Ingredients(Servings: 2)

150 g (5-1/4 oz.)

1 block

1 clove

1 clove

5 cm / 2 in.


1/2 Tbsp

200 ml (6-3/4 fl. oz.)


1 & 1/2 Tbsp

(B)starch water

1/2 Tbsp

1 Tbsp


  1. Mince half of the long onion, then thinly slice the remainder.
    Cut the tofu into 2 cm (3/4 in.) cubes.
  2. Place the sesame oil and ground meat into a frying pan, and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic, ginger, minced long onion and chili peppers, and saute until fragrant. Add (A) and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add the bonito soup stock and tofu (1), and cook further for 3 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat, then combine (B) and pour over the entire contents of the frying pan.
    Gently mix together, and cook over medium heat until brought to a boil.
  6. Serve topped with the thinly sliced long onions.