Spicy Ma Po Tofu 四川麻婆豆腐


This is one of my youngest son favorite dish, so much so that he can eat at least half of it all by himself in one sitting! Another winner!

Ingredients:

500g (2 packet) Egg tofu

200g minced pork

1 tsp minced ginger

100g Water

3 tbsp / or to taste Lee Kum Kee brand Chili Bean Sauce (Toban Djan)

1 tbsp oil

2 tbsp cooking wine

1/2 tsp / or to taste light soya sauce
For thickening:

1 tablespoon Tapioca flour mix with 1 tablespoon water
Garnishing:

Chopped spring onion
Method:

1. In a non stick pot, heat oil, fry ginger till fragrant


2. Add in minced pork and fry till color change


3. Add in the chili bean sauce and fry till well mix


4. Add in water and bring it to boil


5. Add in the tofu then break it up to small pieces using your ladle


6. Add in the cooking wine, soy sauce and let it simmer till cooked. Thicken with corn flour mixture


7. Add in spring onion mix well, dish up. Serve with hot rice

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铁板豆腐 Sizzling Tofu With Minced Pork

This is one of my youngest son’s favorite dish, if we do eat out in a Chinese Resturant he will definitely order this dish.  You can add any topping you like beside minced pork, so today, I just cook a simple and non spicy version of this dish as my eldest son don’t really like spicy food.  I had trial and error this recipe for many many times and finally this one get a thumb up from my fussy little boss!

Line kitchen paper towel on a plate

Prepare the hot plate

Ingredients:

2 large tube egg tofu (230g tube)

30g Tapioca flour for coating

2 cup oil for deep frying

1 teaspoon minced garlic

3 large eggs

250g minced pork

Chopped spring onion or coriander for garnishing

Seasoning:

200g water

2 tablespoon oyster sauce

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon dark soy sauce

Dash of pepper

Thickening:

1 tablespoon tapioca flour mix well with 1 tablespoon water

Method:

1. Heat a non stick wok / saucepan with oil
2. Cut the tofu into bite size


3. When the oil is hot, coat the tofu with tapioca flour one at a time and put into the wok and pan fry tofu till golden brown on both side


4. dish up and drain on plate, discard the oil


5. Heat 1 tablespoon oil and fry the garlic till fragrant


6. Add in the minced pork and fry till cooked


7. Add in the oyster sauce, salt, pepper and water and fry well
8. Thicken with tapioca starch water, dish up to a bowl and set aside


9. Beat the eggs with 1/4 teaspoon light soy sauce
10. Heat the hot plate with enough oil


11. Pour in the beaten egg evenly


12. When the egg is almost set, arrange the tofu onto the eggs and continue to cook till egg is cook


13. Pour the minced pork over the egg and remove from heat


14. Garnish with chopped spring onion and serve immediately with rice

Spicy Ma Po Tofu 四川麻婆豆腐

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This is a family favorite dish, my son will tend to eat more rice whenever I cook this dish, it is very appetizing when serve with hot rice!
Ingredients:
500g (2 packet) Egg tofu
200g minced pork
1 tsp minced ginger
100g Water
3 tbsp / or to taste Lee Kum Kee brand Chili Bean Sauce (Toban Djan)
1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp cooking wine
1/2 tsp / or to taste light soya sauce
Corn flour mix with water

Method:
1. In a non stick pot, heat oil, fry ginger till fragrant
2. Add in minced pork and fry till color change
3. Add in the chili bean sauce and fry awhile
4. Add in water and bring it to boil
5. Add in the tofu, cooking wine, soy sauce and let it simmer till cooked
6. Thicken with corn flour mixture
7. Add in spring onion and mix well, dish up