Mapo Tofu 麻婆豆腐: So Flavourful, Filled with Fragrance of Fermented Beans and Szechuan Peppercorn
This is an easy mapo tofu recipe that anyone can cook when they are too busy and needed to cook something for a quick lunch or dinner. Mapo Tofu or Mapo doufu (麻婆豆腐) is a popular classic Chinese dish from the Sichuan province. It is extremely flavourful, spicy and has the signature pungent yet alluring taste that goes perfectly well with steamed white rich. It can also be served with steamed rice as a one meal dish too.
A Popular Sichuan Dish, Known Everywhere Around The World
This classic Sichuan cuisine consists of silken white tofu, mince meat, doubanjiang (豆瓣酱), fermented black beans (豆豉) and Sichuan peppercorns. Doubanjiang, also known as spicy fermented broadband and chilli paste is an essential ingredient in this dish. It is full of flavour and gives this dish a totally whole new dimension. The presence of ground Sichuan peppercorn really enhances the dish as it imparts burst of tongue and mouth numbling effect. It also gives the dish a nutty aroma that all Sichuan peppercorn lovers can’t do without.
As always, ENJOY!