"A simple, delicious Chinese mabo tofu recipe that has been passed on for years. Easy to prepare!" — poshpal
Watch video tips and tricks
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.
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 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!
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 followed this recipe exactly and it turned out great. I used low sodium tamari instead of regular soy sauce. It was still a little on the salty side I thought....but good anyway.
* 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
Holiday cookies, cakes, pies, and breads. Get recipes and inspiration.
Get time-saving recipes to save your busy life.
Find just the right recipes for your holiday get-togethers.
A quick chicken stir-fry with loads of crisp, colorful vegetables.
A few spices and ingredients will help you make delicious Chinese food at home.
See how to make authentic Hong Kong-style pork dumplings.