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Ma Po Tofu Recipe

This is a recipe for Ma Po Tofu
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Tofu
Servings: 5
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 8 ounces ground pork
  • 14 ounces silken tofu medium, cut into cubes
  • 4 tablespoons chili bean sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 5 pieces chopped chili pepper
  • 3/4 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 teaspoon fermented soy beans douchi
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch


  • Heat wok or pan on a stovetop.
  • Add ground pork. Cook until it turns light brown.
  • Pour sesame oil and add ginger, garlic, half of the scallions, and chopped chillies. Stir fry for 2 minutes.
  • Stir-in the chili bean sauce and fermented soy beans. Pour 1 1/2 cup chicken broth. Let boil. Cover and cook in medium heat for 15 minutes.
  • Add tofu. Cook until sauce reduces to half.
  • Combine cornstarch and 1/2 cup chicken broth. Stir. Pour the mixture into the wok. Cook until texture thickens.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Top with remaining scallions.
  • Serve. Share and enjoy!


Serving: 5g