15-min Mapo Tofu

15-min Mapo Tofu

A popular classic Chinese dish from the Sichuan province, mapo tofu is a tender tofu dish that's appetising, spicy, numbing, flavourful and umami-packed!



First, prepare the ingredients - finely slice the spring onions, mince garlic and ginger.  Then, cut tofu into cubes.


Fry garlic and ginger on medium heat with oil until lightly golden and aromatic. Add pork mince and brown on high heat.


Add spicy doubanjiang and fry on medium heat to 'wake the spice' up, for about 1 minute. Add in chilli powder, sugar, Sichuan peppercorn, soy sauce and water.


Simmer for 3 - 5 minutes. Combine cornstarch and cold water and mix well then add to the pan. This will thicken the sauce and attach onto the tofu.

Not only is this a quick and easy dish to make (just 15 minutes!), it can easily be turned into a vegan dish by omitting the pork and still absolutely scrumptious!

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