This is an authentic recipe for Sichuan mapo tofu.It is just the right spiciness that's perfect with a bowl of rice.
One day I watched a TV coking show and it featured this mapo tofu recipe. I improved on this recipe to make it easy to prepare at home.
Add chili oil and Sichuan pepper to this dish if you like. This dish has enough spice even without ra-yu. For children, you could omit the chili oil. Sprinkle sansho pepper before serving.
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