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Mapo Tofu (Microwave Recipe)

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Pearl Ishizaki

"Mapo tofu is one of the most common foods in Japanese homes. It's very easy to cook on a stovetop but cooking it in a microwave cuts the cooking time in half. This recipe is very hard to resist. It always makes me want to eat more rice."
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30 m servings 319 cals
Original recipe yields 2 servings

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  1. Drain tofu, wrap in paper towels, and place in a microwave-safe bowl. Cook in the microwave for 2 minutes. Unwrap and slice into 3/4-inch cubes.
  2. Whisk miso paste, soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, oyster sauce, doubanjiang, ginger, and garlic together in a bowl.
  3. Whisk 1 tablespoon water and cornstarch together in a small bowl until smooth.
  4. Combine miso mixture, remaining water, ground beef, and ground pork together in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover and cook on 600W for 4 minutes. Drain liquid into the cornstarch mixture; mix well.
  5. Mix tofu, cornstarch mixture, and green onion carefully into the bowl of ground meat. Cover and cook until flavors combine, about 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 319 calories; 19.3 g fat; 12.5 g carbohydrates; 26.1 g protein; 44 mg cholesterol; 800 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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