Mabodon – Tofu and Ground Pork in Spicy Sauce

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A sweet and spicy mabodon recipe for rice bowl lovers!


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 pound ground pork
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 thumb size ginger (peeled and finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon gochujang
  • 1/4 red bell pepper (cored and finely diced)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • 1 1/4 cup low sodium chicken stock
  • 14 ounce box silken tofu (drained and wrapped in paper towel)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch (mixed with 2 tablespoons water)
  • 4 scallions (finely chopped)
  • cooked Japanese rice


  1. In a pan over high heat, add vegetable oil, ground pork, garlic, ginger and gochujang. Break apart ground meat and cook for 3 minutes, or until pork is cooked through.
  2. Add bell pepper and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add soy, sake, chicken stock, stir and bring to a boil.
  4. Add tofu and break it using spatula or wooden spoon.
  5. Add cornstarch and water mix and stir well until the consistency of the mabo tofu thickens.
  6. Turn the heat off and serve topped with scallions and Japanese rice.


Keywords: recipe, rice bowl

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