Mapo Tofu
Author: GoChengdu 2023-05-20
Sichuan Mapo Toufu recipe
What you need:

Minced beef, 50g
Chinese tofu (moderately hard), 400g; drained and cut into 1-inch cubes
Cooking oil, 30g
3 cloves garlic; minced
Dried fermented black beans, 1 tablespoon; rinsed, patted dry & mashed slightly with a fork
Rice wine, 1 tablespoon
Chili sauce, 40g (preferably Pixian Douban)
Ground Sichuan peppercorn, 1/2 teaspoon
2 stalks of green onions; cut to 1cm length
Hot chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon
Water starch, 1 tablespoon water mixed with 1/2 tablespoon starch
Water, 1 cup
Light-colored soy sauce, 30ml
Sichuan Mapo Tofu recipe
Sichuan Mapo Tofu recipe

The process:
1. Put tofu cubes into hot water till the water is boiling (about 2 minutes); add 1 tsp soy sauce; remove the cubes and set aside to drain;
2. Heat oil, stir fry garlic and fermented black beans for 1 minute;
3. Stir fry the minced pork in the hot wok for 2 minutes;
4. Add Pixian Douban to the meat and stir fry for 1 minute;
5. Add rice wine and continue to stir fry for half a minute;
6. Add water starch, water and Sichuan pepper powder; bring it to a boil;
7. Add tofu cubes and cook on lower heat for 3 minutes, taking care not to break the tofu cubes.
8. Thicken with water starch until the gravy reaches the desired thickness.
Sichuan Mapo Tofu recipe
Sichuan Mapo Tofu recipe
Sichuan Mapo Tofu recipe
Sichuan Mapo Tofu recipe
(Recipe provided by Daronghe Restaurant)