Mapo Tofu

The first time I tried this, it wasn't one of my favorite dishes. But when we had the chance to eat in an authenitic (almost authentic) Chinese restaurant, I was hooked. I searched for the recipe and this is what I found and tried. It wasn't the same so my search is still on.

2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
150 grams chicken, ground
1 1/2 tbsps. soy sauce
1/3 cup water
200 grams tomato sauce
2 1/2 tbsp. dried mushrooms (tenga ng daga), soaked then sliced
1 3/4 tsp. hot chili sauce
1 3/4 tsp. sugar
150 grams firm tofu, sliced

Saute garlic, onions and chicken in oil. Add soy sauce, tomato sauce, water, mushrooms, chili sauce and sugar. Simmer for 3 minutes. Add diced tofu and gently blend with the meat mixture. Simmmer for another 5 minutes. Serve hot.


Marie Cecille said...
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Anonymous said...

sometimes it's all in the brand of seasning you use. Try using genuine Chinese soysauce for instance, it might just produce the taste you are looking for.

Malou said...

Thanks for the suggestion. I will try that. :)



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