Mapo Tofu Recipe

Tofu has existed in China for over 2000 years and mapo tofu originated during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) in 1862. A couple with the surname Chen established the Chen Xingsheng Restaurant in Chengdu. The Chengdu Records of 1909 say that the restaurant's name was modified to Chen Mapo Tofu Restaurant and it has been on the list of the 23 most famous restaurants in Chengdu during the late Qing Dynasty. The restaurant is known for popularising mapo tofu, which later spread throughout the nation. ‘Ma’ means pock and ‘po’ means elderly woman; the term mapo tofu was derived from Mrs Chen’s pock-marked face. She came to be known as Chen Mapo and cooked tofu that was known for its taste, look and smell. Today, restaurants across China serve mapo tofu but many water down the dish to make it less spicy and few have been able to maintain the traditional Sichuan flavour.

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Ingredients for Mapo Tofu Recipe

  • 50 gram Meat
  • 2 Nos Shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 Nos Tofu
  • 1/2 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 Nos Garlic cloves
  • As required Ginger peeled
  • 100 milliliter Water
  • 1 tablespoon chilli bean sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon corn flour
  • 1 tablespoon Water
  • 1 Nos Scallions
  • As required Salt

Directions: Mapo Tofu Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Mince the garlic and ginger. Chop the meat. Mix corn flour and water to make a mixture. Add oil in a pan and add minced garlic and ginger to it and saute it.
  • STEP 1.Then add pork pieces and cook it well. Add shiitake mushrooms and chilli bean sauce and mix well. Saute it for a minute or so.
  • STEP 1.Add water and maximise the flame to bring it to a boil. Add ketchup and once the gravy begins to boil again, add tofu. Cook it for 3-4 minutes.
  • STEP 1.Now add the corn flour water mixture into the pan to thicken the gravy. Add salt and sugar as per taste. Then add scallions and turn off the flame and serve.
Nutrition
value
180
calories per serving
9 g Fat6 g Protein18 g Carbs8 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    9g
  • Protein
    6g
  • Carbs
    18g
  • Fiber
    8g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    18g
  • Protein
    6g
  • Fiber
    8g

Fats

  • Fat
    9g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    31mg
  • Iron
    4mg
  • Vitamin A
    9mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    3mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    29mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    12mg
  • Vitamin E
    1mg
  • Copper
    3mcg
  • Magnesium
    60mg
  • Manganese
    2mg
  • Phosphorus
    175mg
  • Selenium
    < 1mcg
  • Zinc
    2mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp