Mapo tofu (麻 婆 豆腐, literally "pockmarked old woman's soy cheese") is a Chinese dish typical of Sichuan. Like many other dishes from this region, mapo tofu is spicy and has a rich and complex aromatic range.
It is also known and appreciated in Japan, as it was introduced to the Rising Sun by chef Chen Kenmin: his son, Chen Kenichi, popularized this dish through his TV shows.
It is no coincidence, in fact, that fans of Midnight diner (Yaro Abe) have found mapo tofu in the third volume of the Italian edition published by Bao Publishing.
I made the mapo tofu recipe thanks to Kathay (I talked about it here) and the #cucinaconkathay initiative: on the online site you will find the box with all the ingredients and the step by step recipe to make this delicacy at home and an organic cotton shopper.
Using my code COOKINGWITHTHEHAMSTER10 you will receive a 10% discount for an online purchase.
All the ingredients can still be purchased individually from Kathay at the store or online.