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Delicious! Kids Love This Mapo Doufu

Delicious! Kids Love This Mapo Doufu

This mapo doufu is flavored so that children love it. Adults and kids alike can eat this up. I have a companion recipe Mapo Eggplant (Recipe ID: 821400).

Ingredients: 4 servings

Tofu
2 blocks
Ground pork
250 g
Leek
1/2
Garlic
1 clove
Ginger
1 piece
Doubanjiang
1 teaspoon
Soup stock
☆Water
300 ml
☆Chicken soup stock granules
1 teaspoon
☆Tianmianjiang
1 tablespoon
☆Sugar
1 tablespoon
☆Soy sauce
3 tablespoons
For the katakuriko slurry:
★Katakuriko
1 tablespoon
★Water
1 1/2 tablespoons
Sansho pepper
to taste
Oil
as needed

Steps

1. Cut tofu into cubes (1.5 - 2 cm) and submerge in boiling water for about 1 minute. Drain on a sieve lined with paper towels. ※This will drain the excess water from the tofu and prevent crumbling.
2. Chop the leek, ginger, and garlic finely.
3. Mix the ☆ ingredients well.
4. Heat oil in a wok, and stir fry the leek, ginger and garlic until aromatic.
5. When the pan is aromatic, turn up the heat, put in the dobanjiang, and stir-fry.
6. When everything is well cooked, add the combined ☆ ingredients and bring to a boil. Add the tofu.
7. When it comes to a boil again, add the katakuriko slurry and stir to thicken the sauce to finish. For adults, sprinkle sansho pepper before eating.
8. If you don't have tianmianjian, add oyster sauce. Refer to Recipe ID: 821400, which uses oyster sauce.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wrote up my go-to recipe for mapo doufu.