Mapo Tofu (Tofu and ground meat in spicy bean sauce)

Mapo Tofu (Tofu and ground meat in spicy bean sauce)

An easy and tasty recipe from China.

Cooking time
20 minutes
  • Nutrition facts are for one serving.

Ingredients(Servings: 2)

Ingredients(Servings: 2)

300 g (10-1/2 oz.)

1/2 Tbsp

1/2 clove

1/2 clove

100 g (3 oz.)

200 ml (6-3/4 fl. oz.)


1 Tbsp

1-1/2 Tbsp

1 tsp


  1. Cut the tofu into 2 cm (3/4 in.) cubes, then allow to drain in a strainer for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the cooking and sesame oil to a frying pan and saute the garlic and ginger. Add the pork and stir-fry.
  3. Once the ground pork starts to crumble, add (A) and the soup stock to the pan. When it comes to a boil, add (1) and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Add chicken stock, sugar, sake, 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce and tofu; simmer 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Add starch and stir until thickened.
  6. Add onion and sesame oil; garnish with chopped onion if desired.

Cooking Basics

Garlic - mincing

Remove the skin of the garlic clove, and cut vertically in half. Then remove the core, slice thinly cut-side down without cutting as far as the base part, and lay the knife flat and insert horizontal cuts. Finally, mince from end to end.

Ginger - mincing

Remove the skin of the ginger and thinly slice, gradually sliding and stacking the slices. Then mince the ginger into fine pieces, and slice again finely at right angles.


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