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Ma Po Dou Fu Chinese Recipe – Plate Of The Day
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Ma Po Dou Fu Chinese Recipe

June 15, 2005

ma po dou fu

Ma Po Dou Fu Recipe

(Spicy Pork To Fu)

Here’s a relatively easily recipe for a famous Northern dish. It’s traditionally quite oily and spicy but you can vary it to your taste.

1) Silken Tofu (1 lb or less) Soft tofu is best but firm varieties can also be used.
2) 1lb of ground lean pork
3) a few cloves of garlic
4) 1-2 tablespoons edame beans cooked (optional)
5) Lee Kum Kee Ma Po Dou Fu Sauce (yeah we cheated)
6) Chinese Ma sauce.
7) A teaspoon of soy sauce
8) Tablespoon of Cornstarch
9) One scallion.

Serves 2-3 people.

1) Take your ground pork and add cornstarch and soy sauce. Stir and let marinate for about 5 minutes.
marinate pork ma po dou fu

2) Fry each side of your Tofu till golden brown (about 2-3 minutes on each side on high heat)
fry tofu on each side - ma po dou fu

cooking ma po do fu
3) Fry garlic in hot oil in your wok and then add pork. Cook till about 50%

4) Remove pork and add in your tofu and edame beans.

5) Stir in pork and add in your Ma Po Dou Fu sauce and Ma sauce.

6) Cover pan with a lid and let steam for about 5 mins.

7) Add cut scallion and serve immediately.

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  • Reply Lisa January 8, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    what is Chinese Ma sauce? thanks

    • Reply Connie August 18, 2011 at 2:26 am

      Mighty useful. Make no mistake, I apepcraite it.

  • Reply Simon January 9, 2007 at 9:56 am

    “ma” is a spice flavoring used in Chinese cooking. It’s kind of hard to describe – kind of like licorice in the tingling you get but not sweet. In the case of Ma Po Do Fu, Ma Po Do Fu sauce is spicy and salty sauce and has that tingling ma flavoring. You can buy Star Anise spice or 5 spice to get an example pure Ma flavor.

  • Reply Chinese Dessert Recipes November 17, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    ma po tofu is so famous in china and your cooking pics are so hd that i can easily follow. thanks for sharing.

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