Chinese Mabo Tofu

Chinese Mabo Tofu

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Category: Main Course

Cuisine: Chinese

Yield: 4

Chinese Mabo Tofu

A simple, delicious Chinese mabo tofu recipe that has been passed on for years. Easy to prepare!


  • 1 g cornstarch
  • 8 ml cold water
  • 115 g ground pork
  • 8 ml vegetable oil
  • 4 g minced garlic
  • 3 g minced fresh ginger root
  • 1/2 16 ounce package firm tofu, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 40 ml soy sauce
  • 15 ml hot bean sauce
  • 2 g white sugar
  • 1-1/2 green onions chopped
  • 3 ml sesame oil


  • Mix cornstarch and water in a small bowl; set aside.
  • Brown ground pork in a small skillet over medium-high heat, about 5 minutes. Drain fat.
  • Heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet or wok. Cook the garlic and ginger root in the oil until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in tofu and cook for 2 minutes. Season with the soy sauce, hot bean sauce, and sugar; stir to combine.
  • Stir in the cooked pork and green onion. Sprinkle with the cornstarch and water mixture; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Stir the sesame oil into the thickened mabo tofu.


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