Here's what I have in my fridge/pantry
less than 100g ground pork sichuan chile bean paste 1 leek 3/4 of a kabocha carrots napa cabbage radishes lemons lebanese olives salted black beans dried shiitake konbu nori kouya tofu a small amount of firm silken tofu aged cheddar yogurt dashi chicken broth umeboshi dried facing heaven chiles sichuan pepper an array of indian/arabic spices fresh thai chiles some scallions (maybe) sesame seeds sesame oil, soy sauce, mirin, sake, venegar, various cooking oils, butter fresh udon dried soba brown japanese rice white japanese rice basmati rice
In about two hours I need to make dinner. I was thinking Mapo Doufu (it would conveniently use up the pork and chile bean paste, as well as the leek). Only concern: I don't have a ton of tofu, nor do I have much of the right kind of rice, and I don't like eating East Asian food with basmati rice....
Should I just go for it, or can you guys suggest something else?