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Simple Mapo Tofu

Simple Mapo Tofu

You can create this scrumptious mapo tofu effortlessly without relying on commercial mixes.

Ingredients: 4-5 servings

Firm tofu
3 blocks
Minced pork
200 g
Garlic
2 cloves
Fresh ginger
2 small pieces
Scallion
1stalk
●Miso
2 tablespoons
●Sugar
1 teaspoon
●Soy sauce
3 teaspoons
●Mirin
2 tablespoons
●Oyster sauce
2 teaspoons
Hot water
450cc
Sesame oil
2 tablespoons
Doubanjiang
2 teaspoons
Katakuriko
1 and 1/2 tablespoon
Water
3 tablespoons

Steps

1. Drain the tofu (I use a plastic bottle as weights).
2. Mince the garlic, ginger and scallion.
3. These are the seasoning ingredients.
4. Dissolve all the ● ingredient in hot water.
5. Heat sesame oil in a frying pan over low heat. Add the garlic, ginger and scallion and saute until aromatic.
6. When the vegetables have wilted, increase the heat, then add the pork to the pan, stirring well until browned and crumbly.
7. When the pork is cooked through, stir in the doubanjiang.
8. Add the seasoning into the pork to mix and combine.
9. Put the drained whole tofu into the pan!! Break up the tofu into bite sizes, stirring now and then, and bring to the boil. Once boiled, reduce the heat to medium and simmer for about 5 minutes.
10. Stir in the katakuriko slurry, and let it come to a boil.
11. This is how it should look.
12. Serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make tasty mapo tofu without eady-made sauce mix. After many trials, I finally reached the ultimate best.