Japanese Dish, Tofu recipes-Wa-Fu Mabo Tofu Don

 Mabo Tofu is originally from China. One of the popular dishes recognized in whole world around. Not to mention, in Japan, we enjoy this dish not just at the restaurants but we actually make it ourselves at home with a little Japanse style arrangement.  My mom used make this dish often when I was a little boy. Because my brother and I were still small, we couldn’t eat much of spicy food. Not a big deal for very experienced mom. She arranged seasoning, make into more like Japanese style. Adding soy sauce and mirin can make much milder Mabo Tofu. She also crushed the tofu on purpose so we don’t get burned with scalding tofu when putting into the mouths. This time with this recipe, I made Don-buri style Mabo Tofu. When you want to have a quick lunch, this is very suitable. If you like it spicy, you can go ahead and add some spicy bean sauce. Either way, I’m very sure, you will love this!! ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

[ Ingredients ] *tsp=tea spoon tbs=table spoon
~ serves two ~
200g Ground pork
300g Silk tofu or Firm tofu
3 stalks Spring onion
3 Dried shitake mushrooms, soaked in water
200ml Shitake infused water
5g Katsuobushi
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Sugar
3 tbs Sake
1+1/2 tbs Soy sauce
1 tbs Mirin
1/2 tsp Sesame oil
1+1/2 tbs Corn starch
1+1/2 tbs Water
2 bowls Steamed rice
1/2 tsp White sesame

(•̀ㅂ•́)وto see Japanese seasonings explanations please click here!

 

[ Directions ]

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1. Finely chop white part spring onion.
『MASA’s Cooking Tips』
(•̀ㅂ•́)وHere’s how to chop spring onion. Please check this link.

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2. Chop green part of spring onion.

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3. Squeeze out water from the soaked shitake mushrooms.
『MASA’s Cooking Tips』
(•̀ㅂ•́)وThis shitake infused water will be used as stock. Do not dump!

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4. After removing shikate stalk, slice them.

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5. Rotate the shitake 90 degree and chop into small pieces.

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6. Now you have green and white part of onion also chopped shitake all set to use!
『MASA’s Cooking Tips』
(•̀ㅂ•́)وWhite and green part of onion will be added separately at different time. Make sure not to mixing them.

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7. Cut tofu into small pieces.
『MASA’s Cooking Tips』
(•̀ㅂ•́)وYou can use either silk or firm tofu. See what type of texture you like!

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8. Add some vegetable oil into heated pot. Add white part of chopped onion.

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9. Stir fry until translucent on medium heat.

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10. Add chopped shitake mushrooms, keep frying until aromatic.

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11. Add ground pork.

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12. Keep stir frying until entirely turning into white.

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13. Pour in shitake infused water.

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14. Crumble katsuobushi by hand and add into the pot.
『MASA’s Cooking Tips』
(•̀ㅂ•́)وThis way, you don’t have to bother preparing Japanese stock. Easily able to add another layer of umami-flavor!!

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15. Add sake.

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16. Add other seasonings including sugar, mirin and soy sauce.
『MASA’s Cooking Tips』
(•̀ㅂ•́)وYou can adjust the flavor to the way you like!
If you like it spicy, you can add some spicy bean sauce!

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17. Add tofu into the pot.

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18. Spread tofu evenly, keep simmering for 2~3minutes.
『MASA’s Cooking Tips』
(•̀ㅂ•́)وSilk tofu can be easily crushed. If you like them to remain in solid shape, make sure to stir gently.

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19. Prepare starch water. Combine water and corn starch.

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20. Shut off the stove, and then add starch water.
『MASA’s Cooking Tips』
(•̀ㅂ•́)وIf the soup in the pot is too hot, starch will coagulate immediately. And end up producing lots of lumps. Make sure to shut off the stove.

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21. Stir gently let the starch spread evenly and then start heating on medium heat until it sets.

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22. Shut off the stove, add green part of onion.

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23. Finally add some sesame oil, stir lightly. Now you have Wa-Fu Mabo Tofu ready!
You can add on the rice.

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