Recipe by poshpal
"A simple, delicious Chinese mabo tofu recipe that has been passed on for years. Easy to prepare!"
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minced fresh ginger root
1 (16 ounce) package
firm tofu, cut into 1 inch pieces
hot bean sauce
green onions, chopped
This recipe is delicious. I didn't have any hot bean sauce so I substituted a mixture of miso paste and chili garlic sauce. I also substituted onion chives for the green onion. I bet the original recipe is even better, but my modified version was still yummy.
I substituted hot been sauce with hoisin sauce and some chili oil. Pretty good but way too salty. Next time I'll use about one half the soy sauce.
My daughters are vegetarian, so I left out the meat, and I was winging it at suppertime (late!), so I didn't have everything. In my version I used olive oil, no meat.. didn't know what hot bean sauce so I put in some white miso (1 tbsp) instead. My daughter--who doesn't like sesame seeds, and I did use the roasted sesame oil--thinks this dish is keeper. So do I :)
This is a very delicious recipe. It tastes like the restaurant style! Thanks!
i love this recipe! i used to make mabo tofu from a mix, but lately i'm trying to make things from scratch to avoid the chemicals that come in processed foods. this was easy to make & you know exactly what goes in it! i put in eggplant & green peppers & that really added to the dish. i used leftover ham instead of ground pork & it turned out great. also used red chili sauce instead of the hot bean sauce. basically, anything spicy should work. thanks for sharing a great recipe. definitely will make again.
I substituted green beans for pork (not a meat eater). Delicious and simple -- I had all of the ingredients, save the tobanjan, on hand. Thanks!
I made this recipe with asparagus instead of ground pork because I don't eat meat. I thought it was fantastic!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chinese Mabo Tofu
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 157
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