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Japanese-style Mapo Tofu from 'The Wok'

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By J Kenji López-Alt

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its not Japanese style at all as the Japanese version is made with pork not ground beef, although I do prefer the ground beef version to the pork one.

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Japanese-American-style mapo dofu. I'm pretty sure they use lard in Japan too

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Half the point of mapo dofu is the mala for me, so cutting the sicuhan peppers seems a bit unusual. Even in Japan, it tends to be much milder but you can still find reasonably authentic versions using them. Substituting chili oil is not gonna get you close to the same effect.

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Lamb mince and super spicy for the win.

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