Mapo Tofu (Marpo Doufu) Recipe

Mapo Tofu (Marpo Doufu)

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1 Tbs dark miso
2 Tbs Mirin or other sweet cooking wine
1 Tbs oyster sauce
2 tsp asian chili sauce (Tobanjan, Gochujang, Sriracha, etc)
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp corn starch
1/4 cup water

2 cloves of garlic minced
1 Tbs ginger minced
1/2 lbs. ground meat (I use pork but you can use turkey, beef, or veggies like eggplant)
14oz package silken tofu cut into 1/2 inch cubes

2 scallions sliced thin

How to make Mapo Tofu (Marpo Doufu)

Mix the first group of ingredients in a bowl to make the sauce. Adjust seasonings as you see fit.

Put a splash of oil in a hot saute pan and fry the garlic and ginger until fragrant.

Add the ground meat and break it up with a wooden spoon. When the meat is cooked, drain off any excess oil and add the sauce mixture.

Stir to combine, then add the tofu. If the sauce seems thick (or non-existent), add some water and cook until the tofu is heated through. If you’re using silken tofu, be careful not to mash up the tofu too much.

Stir in the scallions just before taking it off the heat and serve with white rice.

  • yongfook
    yongfook says

    this is one of my favourites...I could eat this dish forever :)

  • UncleDee
    UncleDee says

    yess same here, this is so addicting with rice.. this is an authentic recipe superb

  • CertifiedEater
    CertifiedEater says

    Never had mapo tofu with miso before -is this the Japanese version? Sounds really interesting :D

  • norecipes
    norecipes says

    Yep, this is the Japanese version:-)

  • iconcept
    iconcept says

    I bought a mapo tofu source mix from a Hong Kong brand and it also contained miso.

  • JaiLovesCake
    JaiLovesCake says

    im japanese , never had the japanese version with oyster sauce before. looks good , i'll try it next time.

  • schmoniko
    schmoniko says

    so hungry!

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