Hello! My name is Izumi Shoji.I am a vegetarian living in Tokyo.
My first English book will be out soon,so I started this blog in English.
Though I'm not good at English,I will update this blog once aweek.Please come and enjoy!
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Jul 15, 2011

Ma po eggplant(Spicy Eggplant)

Hello! I am happy to see you again. I will update this blog once a week.
In summer,we want eat spicy dish.For example,Indian Cuisine,Korean Cuisine,Chinese Cuisine……。Today I will introduce a Chinese-style spicy dish.

Do you like "Ma po dou fu(Spicy Tofu)"? In this dish, you may also use tofu instead of eggplant.And I use tofu instead of meat.So I'll introduce how to make this dish.

ingredients for 1 person

1 eggplant
3oz tofu
1/2inch cube fresh ginger
1oz leeks
1 dried shitake(or 2 fresh mushroom)
2tsp soy sauce
1tbsp sake
1/2 tsp Chinese red chili paste
200cc Water
Sesami oil

Cut eggplant into bite-size.Chop the leek and ginger dried shitake(or mushroom).

Heat the sesame oil in a saucepan,and saute the tofu until there is no moisture.Retrieve the tofu.

Heat the sesame oil in a saucepan again,and saute the leek and ginger.

Add the eggplant,and stir 2-3minutes.

Add dried shitake(or mushroom),warted,soy sauce and sake.

Add tofu,and simmer for 3-4minutes.

This dish is now compate.Please try!

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  1. I'm Geetha from India.. I am reading ur blog regularly.. ur recipies are so simple and very nice..

  2. கீதா லட்சுமி-sama
    I am glad your comment.Thank you!

  3. We made this tonight - so, so yummy! My first vegan Japanese meal I've cooked. We used mushroom soy sauce, which was a nice addition :)