Saturday, November 29, 2014

Mapo Tofu

Mapo Tofu! As far as I know, Mapo Tofu is Sichuan coming and calling dish. Most probably. Me and Sichuan dishes (Sichuan Chilli Prawns & Sichuan Noodle Soup)? In fact, Chinese food on the whole for the matter (Fried Prawn Wanton) and do I have speak about tofu? A favourite in my house. Always and forever. Any which way will do for tofu which comes in different made these days (Tofu Manchurian, Tofu Green Beans Stir Fry & Tofu Scambled Eggs). For Mapo Tofu, I actually opted for Japanese Tofu instead of the white ones. Why, are you asking me? No particular reason. I just thought I want to show you that you can make Mapo Tofu from Japanese egg tofu (Tofu Katsu) and this my version is a totality on it own. Basically different and outstanding due to me wanting to use my at home ingredients instead of? Why buy ingredients when you can make do with what you already have stocked up? Potentially. Mapo Tofu? Tad bit of spiciness, tad bit of saltiness, spring onion garnished and soft tofu (Chinese Tofu Soup, Spinach Tofu Stir Fry & Indian Tofu Curry).

Two packets of Japanese tofu - gently remove and cut into round pieces (or other types of tofu)
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp oyster sauce
4 shallots - slice thinly
1/2 inch ginger - slice thinly
Chilli flakes - as needed
Spring onion - slice
2 tbsp of oil
Salt for taste (only if needed)

Fry shallots in oil till crispy.
Remove and keep aside.
In the same oil, sauté ginger.
Add soy sauce, oyster sauce and chilli flakes.
Pour 1/2 cup of water.
Season with salt.
Stir and simmer.
Gently drop in tofu.
Simmer for a minute or two and dish out.
Garnish with fried shallots and spring onion.


  1. u have the most interesting recipes, i like the soya dressing a lot
    keep in touch

  2. Looks delicious, very interesting recipe .

  3. A great eggy dish with tofy and soy sauce.....I have to try this......This is irresistable......glad to like you n facebook... :)

  4. wow!! that looks super tempting...:)

  5. You have great recipes. I didnt know abt this dish before. It looks delicious. :)

  6. Egg tofu looks so good,Iam going to miss ur pictures and dishes

  7. wow just a lovely meal and easy to make :)

  8. the whole plate looks looks just delicious :D

  9. This combination looks and sounds lovely!
    Have a great Sunday!

  10. I never tried anything like this before, but now I just might, it looks great!

  11. I tried egg with soy sauce ..That was really good .This must be good too..Def this is enough with rice ..nothing more .

  12. mmmmm...delicious if eat in shop at least worth rm10

  13. Such a beautiful dish... I have not come across Japanese Tofu yet but would love to try it sometime..

  14. Lovely dish, Nava! Gosh, you're going for another vacation?? I can't catch up with you!!!

  15. You said tofu and soy sauce and I was sold :D Delicious!

    Choc Chip Uru


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