Mapo Tofu

Updated: Dec 8, 2021

[ Prep Time: 2 min | Cooking Time: 10 min | Serving: 4 ]

Mapo tofu is a popular Chinese dish from Sichuan province. It is very easy to make at home and is perfect to serve with steamed rice!
 

Ingredients

  • 250 g Minced Pork

  • 400 g Hard Tofu

  • 15 g Chopped Scallion

  • 1 Tsp Minced Ginger

  • 1 Tsp Minced Garlic

  • 2 Tbsp Chili Bean Sauce

  • ¼ Tsp Sichuan Pepper Powder

  • ½ Tsp Chili Oil

  • ½ Tsp Sesame Oil

  • ¼ Tsp Chicken Powder

  • 1 Tbsp Light Soy Sauce

  • 1 Tsp White Sugar

  • 2 Tsp Corn Starch

  • 400 mL Water

 

Method

1. Cut hard tofu (400 g) into small cubes, then blanch it for 1 min, drain and set aside.

2. Mix corn starch (2 tbsp) with water (50 mL) and set aside.

3. In a pan, stir fry sichuan pepper powder (¼ tsp), chopped garlic (1 tsp) and chopped ginger (1 tsp) with oil (1 tbsp).

4. Add minced pork (250 g), stir fry over medium heat for 2 min.

5. Add chili bean sauce (2 tbsp), water (400 mL), white sugar (1 tsp) and chili oil (½ tsp), cover and simmer over medium heat for 2 min.

6. Add chicken powder (¼ tsp) and hard tofu, cover and simmer over medium heat for 2 min.

7. Add light soy sauce and corn starch solution, and continue to cook until the sauce has thickened.

8. Add sesame oil (½ tsp) and chopped scallion (15 g), mix well and serve.



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