Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Mapo Tofu (Spicy Chili Tofu with minced meat) 麻婆豆腐

Mapo Tofu is a famous Chinese traditional tofu dish. A famous Szechuan dish, roughly translated as "pockmarked grandmother beancurd", named for the old woman who supposedly invented the dish.

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This dish is simple, just consists of cubes of tofu and ground beef or pork, in a spicy chili bean sauce . This time I used the spicy chili bean sauce 辣豆瓣醬 that given by my sister who brought back from Taiwan trip. But this bean sauce is not spicy at all and the taste not that good, still prefer to cook with chili paste with normal soy bean sauce.

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Mapo Tofu (Spicy Chili Tofu with minced meat) 麻婆豆腐
(recipe source: refer to a cookbook title traditional Chinese home cook dishes, by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover)

2pcs soft tofu, cut into cubes, set aside and remove water
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100g minced pork (with some fat), marinate with:-
1/2tsp light soy sauce
1/4tsp sesame oil
1tsp tapioca starch or corn starch

2tsp spicy chili soy bean sauce  辣豆瓣醬
1/2tsp light soy sauce
1/2tsp salt or to taste
1/2tsp sugar or to taste

4tbsp cooking oil
Water or stock


  1. Heat oil in a wok, sauté minced pork for a while.
  2. Add in chili soy bean paste, stir to mix well.
  3. Add in water, bring to boil.
  4. Once water is boiled, add in tofu and chopped spring onion (white part), cook for 5mins or until gravy turn slightly thick.
  5. Seasoning with light soy sauce, salt and sugar.
  6. Add in green part of spring onion, dish out and serve hot.

This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs up organised by Doreen from my little favourite DIY and Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids, hosted by Mich of Piece of Cake at this post.


Casey said...


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Somewhere in Singapore said...

I loves this...

Dinner time coming, u making me hungry, hehe...

joceline lyn said...


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Victoria bakes said...

This is one of my favourriiitttteeee dish! I don't mind putting this on top of my tang hoon, just like 蚂蚁上树

Small Kucing said...

mmmm....i love this. My granny cook this well. I can never duplicate her recipe. thing she add a bit of "tau si". the brown color preserved beans.

Baby Sumo said...

I also cook something similar few days ago, I use cili boh cos no other chili paste in the house. Hehe!

Mel said... delicious. I think I dont need any other dish ....just this mapo tofu is enough to go with my rice. I love it.

Esther Lau said...

Yummy! One of my favourite tofu dish! More rice for me please :)

May Law said...

哈哈哈! 我家也煮了豆腐, 本来也想煮这道麻婆豆腐的。 改天再煮过, 你的看起来也很好吃! 赞!

Li Shuan said...

最近很多豆腐吃呵呵。。。吃完这家豆腐吃那家。。家家都好吃! 麻婆豆腐也是我很爱的。。like

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Jozelyn Ng said...

Love this!

Little Corner of Mine said...

What a great homecook food!

Lite Home Bake said...

A simple yet comforting and delicious homey dish

Little blue said...

i like this spicy tofu, i can eat more rice...hehe!!

Jessie-CookingMoments said...

Thanks to Mich, this month can see many great dishes cooked with soy beans. I also like this dish very much!

Mich PieceofCake said...

This is comfort food to me! I love this dish very much.

mui mui said...

Hi Chi,
Love this tofu dish!!
Can eat two bowls of steam rice with this :D

Gloria said...

it looks very tempting..

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

This is my family's favorite food! Yours look delicious. Gotta try your version next time. :)

Anne Regalado said...

Delicious ! One of my fave though I haven't made this for quiet sometime :P

choi yen said...

I like my mapo tofu's tofu more "mashed" :)

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