Tales of Zestiria the X Food Recipe – Mabo Curry

This recipe was brought to you by Tales of Zesitria the X superfan and Funimation copywriter, Lauren Hill! See her other Tales posts here where she explains what the Tales series is about here, here, here, and here!


After a long day of purifying the world, it’s always good to settle in with a big plate of Mabo Curry! And the entire Tales of series would agree. If there’s one thing that’constant in the games, it’s that you are bound to learn a recipe for Mabo curry something. 


Mabo Curry Restores Health


This is definitely true in Tales of Zestiria, the same game Tales of Zestiria the X is based on! Whether it’s the Mabo curry buns made by Rose or the delicious Mabo curry tofu dish you enjoy when resting at an inn, this dish is a staple. In fact, in the newest game, Tales of Berseria, it’s little Laphicet’s favorite!  


What is Mabo Curry?


It’s a flavorful dish made up of Chinese and curry spices that is sure to give your tongue a tingle. Curry is actually a staple meal for a lot of people in 
Japan so you’ve probably seen it served in a lot of other anime series! So, let’s tackle this tasty treat.


What you’ll need: 


  • The powers of the Shepherd 
  • 1 tsp cornstarch 
  • 1 tbsp cold water 
  • ½ lb ground pork (you can leave out if you prefer no meat!) 
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil 
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic 
  • 1 tbsp minced ginger 
  • 1 16 oz package firm tofu, cut into 1 inch pieces 
  • 5 tbsp soy sauce 
  • 2 tbsp hot bean sauce 
  • 1 tsp white sugar 
  • 3 green onions, chopped 
  • 1 tsp sesame oil 

What to do: 

First, mix your cornstarch and water in a small bowl and set aside. Then, heat up your skillet on medium-high heat and begin browning the ground pork. This should only take about 5 minutes, and when you’re done, be sure to drain the fat. Let it rest when done. 


In a large skillet or wok, heat your vegetable oil on medium-high heat. Add the garlic and ginger and cook until their delicious flavors become fragrantthis should happen in 1 minute. Wipe that drool away because we’re getting close to putting it all together!


Stir in your tofu and let it cook for 2 minutes, then stir in soy sauce, hot bean sauce, and sugar. Next, add your cooked pork and green onions. While the ingredients cook together, sprinkle in your cornstarch and water mixture, and stir until thickened. Add the sesame oil, and you’re all set. Serve over rice for a complete and filling dish. 


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Once you take a bite, you can consider your status ailments healed, your party buffed, and ready for the next random encounter!
Looking to make it a touch ZESTier spicier? Well, if you don’t have a snarky Earth Seraph to help out, just add Sriracha or Sambal to the mix! Nothing like adding a little heat to get your party’s butt in gear. 




You know what goes great with this delicious dish? All the action of Tales of Zestiria the Xstreaming on FunimationNow!