Sichuan Mapo Tofu

Sichuan Mapo Tofu

Learn how to make mapo tofu, or Dofu, a spicy Sichuan (Szechuan) dish, with this recipe that uses marinated pork, mashed black beans, and bean curd.
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  • Serves: 2 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Mix the tapioca starch and the soy sauce together.
  3. Step 3

    Marinate pork for about 20 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    Cut the tofu ( bean curd ) into 1/2-inch square cubes, and blanch (drop into boiling water) for 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Step 5

    Remove from boiling water and drain.
  6. Step 6

    Chop leek or green onions into short lengths.
  7. Step 7

    Heat wok and add oil. When the oil is ready, add the marinated pork. Stir-fry pork until the color darkens. Add salt and stir.
  8. Step 8

    Add the salted black beans. Mash the beans with a cooking ladle until they blend in well with the meat.
  9. Step 9

    Add the chili bean paste, then the stock, bean curd, and leek or green onions. Turn down the heat. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  10. Step 10

    While cooking, mix cornstarch , water, and soy sauce together. Add to wok and stir gently.
  11. Step 11

    Serve with freshly ground Szechuan pepper and enjoy!