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From a Professional Chef: Prepare Silken Tofu for Mapo Doufu

From a Professional Chef: Prepare Silken Tofu for Mapo Doufu

Silken tofu is the best for mapo doufu! The silky texture is addictive! If you prepare it like this, it won't fall apart when cooking!!

Ingredients

Silken tofu
1 block (about 350 g)

Steps

1. I used this cheap tofu! I'll teach you how to prep it for mapo tofu!
2. Cut it in half horizonatally first!
3. Cut into about 2 cm thick strips as shown here!
4. Pay attention here! Make diagonal cuts in the tofu!
5. Like this! If you do so.
6. The tofu is cut into diamond-shapes! Put the tofu into a pan of water and heat!
7. When it's just about to come to a boil, turn the heat down to low. Don't let it come to a rolling boil!! Otherwise the tofu will develop air bubbles and the silky texture will be ruined.
8. After 3 minutes, drain into a sieve and you're done! Actually, you can leave it in the water over low heat, until the mapo sauce is done and you're ready to put the tofu in the sauce!

Story Behind this Recipe

I always use this method!