Mabu Dofu (Spicy Tofu)

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Cynna

Spicy tofu is very popular in Japan. For a vegetarian version, try Morningstar Farms® Meal Starters™ Grillers® Recipe Crumbles™ instead of pork and swap the chicken bouillon for vegetable. Great both ways! Posted for ZWT II '06

Top Review by Kumquat the Cats fr

I picked this recipe because I thought it would match a similar recipe we often order at a Chinese restaurant near where we live. Unfortunately it wasn't quite the same, but it was really good anyway. (The one we order has more sauce, no meat and uses a softer tofu.) I used veggie crumbles and vegetable broth since we are vegetarians. I served it over noodles, since it was what I had and it cooked faster than rice. I used red pepper flakes, and forgot to drizzle with sesame oil (too bad, it's really good stuff) and sprinkled with some leftover green onions. Leftovers were delicious too. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Press tofu and cut into small cubes.
  2. Mince onion, garlic, and ginger root.
  3. Mix water, miso, sugar, sake, salt, and bouillon in a bowl.
  4. Heat oil in a wok and saute onion, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flake.
  5. Add ground pork in the wok and saute.
  6. Add miso mixture in the wok and bring to a boil.
  7. Add tofu and simmer on medium heat for 10 minutes.
  8. Mix cornstarch with 1 tbsp of water and pour into the wok.
  9. Stir carefully and pour sesame oil.
  10. Serve with rice or noodles and enjoy!

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