Mapo Tofu


Preparation info

  • Serves


    as part of a multicourse meal
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Easy Chinese Recipes: Family Favorites From Dim Sum to Kung Pao

Easy Chinese Recipes

By Bee Yinn Low

Published 2011

  • About

I learned my Mapo Tofu recipe from a Sichuan friend, the birthplace of this remarkable dish. My friend’s mother attended the Sichuan Culinary Institute at Chengdu, so the recipe is as authentic as it can be. Please be warned that this Mapo Tofu is not for the faint-hearted, it’s tongue-burning fiery and downright incendiary. I just love the strong and bold flavors, however, do tone down on the chili powder and chili oil if you would like a milder taste. If you are in the mood for bee