Mapo Tofu (Japanese Style)

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 30 min 4
Mapo Tofu (Japanese Style)
Health Highlights


1/2 tsp Cornstarch (alternative thickeners: arrowroot or barley flour)
1 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1 tsp Granulated sugar
1 tbsp Miso paste
2 tbsp Oyster sauce
300 gm Pork, ground, lean
1/4 cup Saké
1 tbsp Sesame oil (for Mapo Tofu)
1 tsp Soy sauce
3 stalk(s) Green onion (minced)
400 gm Tofu, silken, firm (drained and sliced)


Whisk all the ingredients labelled “for sauce” together in a bowl.

Heat a frying pan or wok over medium high heat and then add the sesame oil. Add the white parts of the spring onions, the ginger, and minced garlic. Stir-fry until very fragrant (about 1-2 minutes).

Add the ground pork and stir-fry breaking up the chunks of meat until the pork is cooked. Add the sauce and stir until the sauce has thickened and the alcohol has burned off. Add the tofu slices and gently stir to coat with the sauce.

Turn down the heat and continue to cook until the tofu has warmed through and the sauce is nice and thick. Serve the Mapo Tofu sprinkled with shredded green part of spring onions.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 296
Calories from fat 162
Calories from saturated fat 48
Total Fat 18.0 g
Saturated Fat 5.4 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.3 g
Cholesterol 49 mg
Sodium 579 mg
Potassium 477 mg
Total Carbohydrate 7.7 g
Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
Sugars 2.9 g
Protein 22.0 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 0.8
Meat Alternative 0.7
Vegetables 0.2

Energy sources