Mabo Tofu Japanese Style
mapo-tofu_8482Chinese food is popular in Japan. The seasonings are adjusted to Japanese tastes: sweeter and less spicy. The Chinese use oyster sauce and lots of garlic to make sauces for fish and meats. The Japanese use only rice and soy products: sake, mirin, soy sauce, and just a hint of garlic.

This recipe is composed from several recipes for Japanese-style mabo tofu. I haven’t tried Chinese mabo tofu, but this version was spicy enough for me! I’d say that mabo tofu is like American chili: everyone has a favorite interpretation—there are no mabo tofu police standing by to determine if your recipe is authentic or not!