Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Mapo Tofu


Mapo Tofu

I wanted something soft and a little bit spicy for late night supper today. So here it is. Mapo tofu. Oh yeah, instant sauce mix again. I was tired after Izakaya work tonight…
BTW, in Japan we call this "Mabo Dofu."


Mont Blanc Ice Cream

My very late night supper tonight finished with this “Mont Blanc ice cream.” Actually this was a bit disappointing, but cold ice cream was really refreshing after a little spicy Chinese dish : )

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love Mapo tofu anytime .. Obachan! But of late.. i haven't been doing any cooking.. firstly coz' i'm sick.. and secondly.. Chloe's irratic sleeping hours.. is driving me nuts.. and almost exhaustation..!!  

Posted by MrsT

Anonymous said...

hi hi obachan
I love mabo tofu too! I once followed a Japanese recipe on mabo tofu. (translated to Chinese of course. Sadly the book is now missing because someone borrowed it and never returned it!) It was so easy to make and soooo delicious. Quite different to the mabo tofu I had in restaurant. I think the Japanese mabo tofu is a little on the sweeter side which is just the way I love it!

Mont Blanc ice cream. Just the sound of it makes me grrruuuuuuuuu~~~  

Posted by pinkcocoa

Anonymous said...

Geee... fish fish too love mabo tofu. Instant sauce mix in Japan actually taste quite good, dun you think so? However, now is still too cold for me to take ice cream. :P  

Posted by fish fish

Anonymous said...

Hello, Obachan
Mapo Tofu is my favour too, I could have a big bowl of rice with this spicy dish~
I come to visit your blog very often, I like your food. I hope you don't mind I could always come checking in~ :)

Leafyu 

Posted by Leafyu

Anonymous said...

Hi Obachan,

Sorry, it's been a while since I've been here. I love mapo tofu, though I haven't made it in a while. I like mine to be really spicy. Is the Japanese version different?

BTW...I haven't tried Mont Blanc ice cream, although I think I saw it at Narita Aiport. 

Posted by Reid

Anonymous said...

> MrsT --- Oh I hope you have a good rest. BTW, were you able to read the Japanese characters for Adam?

> pinkcocoa --- I really wonder how different Japanese version is from Chinese one. At most of Japanese supermarkets, we see mabo tofu sauce in retort pouch, and they are usually 3 kinds: sweet, a little spicy and very spicy. In addition to those 3 types, we sometimes see “Cantonese style” and “Szechuan style.” I don’t know what the difference is actually… maybe one of them sweeter and the other is more spicy?

> fish fish --- It’s getting warmer here in Kochi, and sweet & cold ice cream really heals my throat suffering from the cedar pollen allergy.

> Leafyu --- Welcome to my site :D Of course I don’t mind. Come visit often, please! I like rice with mapo tofu, too. Actually, there’s such a thing as “Mabo dofu donburi” in Japan which is a big bowl of rice with mapo tofu poured all over on top. Yum!

> Reid --- I don’t really know how different Japanese version is from Chinese mapo tofu. I just assume the original Chinese version is more spicy, but I don’t know. Mont Blanc ice cream does sound tempting, don’t you think? But the one I bought this time wasn’t really good.  

Posted by obachan

Anonymous said...

Hi Obachan - Tofu is something I really miss since I came here... I could eat them every day. I was going to make a post about Mont Blanc as I made it recently. Ice cream sounds good too! 

Posted by keiko

Anonymous said...

Hi Obachan, did you get a chance to see my mapo tofu-like dish a while back?

http://kimchijon.blogspot.com/2005/02/dau-hu-xa-ot-spicy-lemongrass-tofu.html

It's soooo tasty!

Gosh, Japanese like mapo tofu so much. I always saw it everywhere in Japan. Perhaps Japanese can survive off of a mapo tofu and omurisu diet rather easily. ;-D 

Posted by Jonny Angel

Anonymous said...

> keiko --- Oh I wish I could send you some tofu. I can imagine how much you miss them.
BTW, I’m looking forward to your Mont Blanc post very much. Your pics are always so terrific!!!

>Jonny --- Yeah! It looks so tasty. For Japanese version of mapo tofu, we usually don't use lemongrass, but I’d love to try using it this year. (I’m thinking about growing lemongrass in my balcony garden this year.) You know, one funny thing about small Chinese restaurants around here is that they do have mapo tofu and omuraisu, even though omuraisu is obviously not a Chinese dish. And we are so used to it that we don't think it's strange or funny any more ;P 

Posted by obachan

Anonymous said...

Wah lao..Obachan..!! i just realised your background color and mine the same..!!!! I didn't know that initially hor.. so donch think i copy yours.. hor.. ;)
I wasn't able to read Adam... in japanese.. but no worries.. coz' my spouse got the link to send to the friend of mine who was asking for it. Btw.. i've posted the recipe for the cookie for you ..already.. in my blog.. :) Cheerio..!! 

Posted by MrsT

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