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Chinese Mapo Tofu

By Steve @hli_steve

I have heard a lot of doctors mentioning that tofu is just good for health due to many factors. But the thing is that not all tofu in my opinion taste good, they are just different and dull. Believe me when I say that unless you are a big fan of tofu. But after trying this chinese mapo tofu I have thought of it otherwise. The texture of this chinese mapo tofu and any other normal tofu is similar but that taste is totally different. This could only be due to my own personal taste which I think is kinda lame at times but who ever has tried both this chinese mapo tofu and normal tofu whether in your healthy lunch ideas diet or any other meal I would appreciate if you can leave us your thoughts so other might have an insight on the different type of tofu out there.


  • 2 tbsp Oil; for sautéing
  • 1 pak Fresh tofu (any firmness) – cut into cubes
  • 1 tbsp Black Bean Garlic Sauce- (see notes)
  • 1/4 c Chopped green onions
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Paste with Garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 lb Ground Pork
  1. Black Bean Garlic Sauce and Red Chili Paste with Garlic are available at Asian markets and some supermarkets with large Asian speciality sections.
  2. In a wok or deep skillet, place oil, Black Bean Sauce, Red Chili Sauce with Garlic and ground Pork.
  3. Turn heat on high; gradually combine the sauces and Meat as the heat increases.
  4. When Meat is browned and cooked through, turn heat to medium and add cubed tofu.
  5. Mix gently and continue to simmer for 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until well blended and tofu is heated through.
  6. Add green onion and toss.
  7. Add salt to taste.
  8. Serve with cooked white Rice.
  9. 4 servings


Photo by: nekonomania

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