Lightly drain the excess water from the tofu by putting a weight on it.
Finely chop the ginger, garlic, and the white part of the green onion.
Put vegetable oil, ginger, garlic, and the white part of green onion in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Stir-fry until golden brown.
Add the ground pork, and stir-fry until the meat has changed color.
Put in all the ingredients marked with ☆ and bring to a boil.
Stir in the ○ ingredients to thicken.
Add the cut up tofu and bring to a boil.
Turn off the heat, and stir in the sesame oil.
Transfer to serving plates, and garnish to taste with the green part of a green onion, chopped. For the adult portions add a bit of black pepper, ra-yu, or dobanjiang to make it spicy.
You can make extra of this recipe and store it in the freezer.
Double the amount of all the ingredients except for the tofu, then transfer half to a plastic container just before adding the tofu, and put in the freezer.
Story Behind this Recipe
This is a recipe even children can enjoy.
If you stir fry the ingredients until they are properly browned, the dish with be tastier. Combine the flavoring ingredients marked with a ☆ beforehand to make it easy.