Friday, May 12, 2006

mabodofu マボ豆腐

mabodofu

One of my favorite dishes and also one I've mastered cooking. Very easy and so tasty!! I use the spicy mabodofu paste but I still add more chili to it coz I like it hot! A chinese recipe originally but I dont know what its called in chinese. Very popular among japanese people coz its easy to cook at home.

* saute chopped chili, ginger, leeks , garlic until aromatic.
* add ground meat ( pork is best but maybe you can try beef)
* saute until meat becomes brown then add chopped mushrooms ( shiitake )
chopped carrots and add 1 cup of water
* pour the mabodofu paste ( can be found at your local asian grocer )
* simmer for a few minutes, then lastly add tofu that is cut into squares ( bean curd), use the
firm kind
* cover and cook for 3~5 minutes. Dont stir too much!

I usually cook this when Im in a hurry or if Im a little lazy to make extravagant meal. Served with hot rice and some vegetables and you have a treat!!

5 Comments:

Anonymous michelle said...

I have just discovered your site and have been right attracted by your title: 'for the love of food'... makes me hungry already :P

Love tofu! So simple, heathly and easy to mix with the other ingredients...

Thank you for your recipes!

12:02 AM  
Blogger Kala said...

Intersting - we call it Mapo Tofu here - it looks exactly like the foto

10:06 PM  
Blogger midnitebara said...

thanks for commenting!! Pls. come by anytime!

10:11 AM  
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