Monday, October 03, 2011

Spicy Bean Paste Tofu and Pork Mince/ A version of Mapo Tofu

A simple humble jar of Soya Bean Paste (Tau Cheo) seats in my fridge. Before chatting with my girlfriend from KL/Singapore, I would have never guessed there are so many ways of using this sauce. Together, I have used this paste to create at least 4 dinners (which means 4 lunches too!).

Most people would have heard of Mapo Tofu. This is pretty much it except I did not add any sichuan chili to it or black beans to it. It's just as simple and quick to cook though and I certainly enjoyed the slight saltiness/nutty taste to it.

I'm pretty amazed by how versatile this sauce is. I wished I would have discovered it earlier! Still, it's never too late than ever is it??

Spicy Bean Paste Tofu and Pork Mince/ A version of Mapo Tofu
500 grams of soft tofu
250 grams of pork mince
2 chili padi chopped
1 red onion diced
1 generous tablespoon of garlic
3 tablespoon of tao cheo sauce
1 tablespoon of dark soya sauce
1/4 cup of water if needed

Saute onion, garlic and chili. Cook pork mince. When it is done, add tofu and bean sauce. Cook and simmer for around 10 minutes, adding water if needed. Season with dark soya sauce and pepper. Serve with rice and vegetables.



dwidlebug said...

Pork and tofu, gotta love it!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Oh yum. Now this is a dish my hubby would go for. I could eat the tofu and he could dig into the pork! Delish!

Ann said...

I usually cooked this with spicy tao cheo sauce, next time I'll try yours. Bet it is very delicious too and more suitable for kids.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Good improvisation!

tigerfish said...

Where does the spice come from? Is it the pepper? This is another homey dish I enjoy.

Joanne said...

I definitely need to try this! I'm always looking for new ways to prepare tofu!

babe_kl said...

i love to mix this into my rice and eat :p just this dish alone

lolo said...

Thank you for this recipe I like a lot, I have all the ingredients! I will surely do it! I wish you good luck ....
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