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Fiery Sichuan Explosion: Spicy Mapo Tofu Delight

Mapo Tofu

About the Dish:

Mapo Tofu is a traditional Chinese dish that originated in the Sichuan province. It is a spicy and numbing tofu dish that is popular both in China and internationally. The dish is known for its flavorful combination of tofu, ground meat (usually pork or beef), and a spicy sauce made with fermented bean paste and chili oil. The dish is typically garnished with green onions and served with steamed rice.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg
Sodium 800mg
Total Carbohydrates 15g
Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 5g
Protein 20g


Ingredient Quantity
Tofu 1 block
Ground pork 200g
Fermented bean paste 2 tablespoons
Chili oil 1 tablespoon
Soy sauce 2 tablespoons
Garlic 3 cloves
Ginger 1 tablespoon
Green onions 2 stalks

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Press the tofu to remove excess moisture. Cut the tofu into small cubes and set aside.
  • Step 2: Heat a wok or a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground pork and cook until browned. Remove the pork from the wok and set aside.
  • Step 3: In the same wok, add the garlic and ginger and sauté until fragrant. Add the fermented bean paste and chili oil and stir-fry for a minute.
  • Step 4: Add the tofu cubes and stir gently to coat them with the sauce. Cook for about 5 minutes, until the tofu is heated through.
  • Step 5: Return the cooked pork to the wok and mix well with the tofu. Add soy sauce and stir to combine all the ingredients.
  • Step 6: Cook for another 2-3 minutes, until the flavors are well blended. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
  • Step 7: Garnish with chopped green onions and serve hot with steamed rice.

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