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Mapo Tofu

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 3-4 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Chinese


mapo tofu is a popular Sichuanese dish which is made out of tofu and minced pork in a sauce flavoured by Sichuanese peppercorns.


  • 300 g minced pork
  • 2 blocks soft tofu
  • 3 tbsp Spicy bean paste
  • 1/2 cup Chinese cooking wine
  • 1/2 cup Chicken Stock
  • Freshly ground Szechuan peppercorn, roasted
  • 1 tbsp Dried Red Chillies, chopped (use according to the spiciness you want)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 stalks spring onions, chopped
  • Peanut Oil


  1. Heat up a wok using a very high heat
  2. Add oil and sauté garlic and chillies
  3. Add the pork and continue to stir fry on really high heat for 3 minutes.
  4. Add cooking wine, chicken stock, spicy bean paste then continue mixing.
  5. When the sauce thickens or reduced add tofu and roasted peppercorn cover and simmer in medium heat for 3-5 minutes.
  6. Top with spring onions