Mapo Tofu (Sauteed Tofu in Hot and Spicy Sauce)

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Mapo Tofu (Stir-Fried Tofu in Hot Sauce) is a popular Chinese dish from Sichuan Province. It enjoys a high popularity among not only Chinese people but also many western countries. Useful Tips: 1. Rinse or soak the tofu cubes in boiling water with a little amount of salt can help to make the tofu tenderer and much strong. Also, it will not be easy to break. 2. Before adding the salt, you’d better try the dish. This is because the chili paste is salty. 3. Before stir-fry the minced meat, it is best to marinate it with cooking wine and salt for 20 minutes. 4. During the braising process, better use slowest fire to cook the tofu. It will absorb the taste with the help of time.

Spicy and hot
20 minutes


Major Ingredients
  • Tofu
  • Pork
Minor Ingredients
  • Chili Powder
  • Sichuan Chili Paste
    2 spoons
  • Garlic
  • Sichuan Pepper Powder
  • Soy Sauce
    1 spoon
  • Cooking Oil
  • Chicken Essence
  • Starch
  • Sesame Oil
    a few drops


Step 1

Prepare ingredients: a piece of marinated tofu and a small amount of minced meat. 10 grams of chili powder, 10 grams of pepper powder, 10 grams of garlic, appropriate amount of shallots, appropriate amount of chili bean paste, a small amount of cooking oil, a little soy sauce, 30 grams of water starch, 1 gram of MSG, a few drops of sesame oil.

Step 2

Cut tofu into small cubes, chop the garlic and shallots.

Step 3

Add the right amount of water to the wok, put tofu in the wok for one minute after the water is boiling. Then take it out and put it aside.

Step 4

Add a proper amount of oil to the wok, then add the minced meat and stir-fry.

Step 5

Add the chili bean paste and the chili powder and stir-fry. Then add the minced garlic and stir-fry until you smell the aroma.

Step 6

Add some hot water to boil.

Step 7

Put tofu cubes into the wok and boil over the fire. Then add a little soy sauce.

Step 8

Add the pepper powder in the wok.

Step 9

Put the water starch into the wok and stew over a big fire. Then put the water starch again, and finally add a little MSG, sesame oil, and mix them well. You can also sprinkle a little pepper powder after putting it on a plate.

Easy to Learn

Reviewed Dec 07, 2019

Very good, easy to learn, fragrant and colorful