Friday, January 25, 2008

Ma Po Tofu (麻婆豆腐)

Have not cook this dish for quite a while and tofu dishes are easy to cook for dinner whenever I ran out of idea and no time to flip the recipe books...the following was type out base on estimation as I didn't note the detail the very day I cook the dish.

1 box of tofu
100g mince meat
1 tbsp mince garlic
1-2 tbsp spring onion (didn't buy this ingredient on the day I cook this dish)

1 tsp Sichuan peppercorn
1 tbsp hot bean paste (辣豆瓣酱)
1 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp Japanese cooking wine/Chinese cooking wine
dash of pepper
salt to taste
½ cup water
sesame oil
cornstarch water

1) Heat 2 tbsp oil in wok, add Sichuan peppercorn and fry till fragrant. Remove the
peppercorn and dicard it. Add in mince meat and stir fry till meat is cook, add in hot bean paste and continue to stir fry a while.

2) Add in tofu, oyster sauce, sugar, salt, water, pepper, cooking wine and let it simmer for a while. Add some cornstarch water to let the liquid in the wok slightly thicken, add a little sesame oil, stir and shut fire. Dish and serve

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