Mabodofu (麻婆豆腐) is the Japanese name for “Mapo Tofu”, which is a Chinese dish from Sichuan province. Tofu and ground meat are stir fried with a flavoursome sauce. But the flavour of mabodofu is yet again modified to suit to the Japanese palette and not as spicy as the Chinese version of mapo tofu.
Mabodofu was introduced to Japanese households widely in the early 1970’s. The flavour was already modified to suit to Japanese people and the person who introduced mabodofu was Chen Kenmin who is the father of the Iron Chef Chen Kenichi….