Chopstick Cinema

Celeste Heiter's Adventures in Asian Food & Film

MaPo Tofu

Chopstick Cinema

This Month's Film: Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles
Cuisine: Japanese Chinese

This is yet another dish that I've made more than once. The first time I tried it, I was put off by the intensity of the black bean sauce, but I've actually come to appreciate its salty savor. And I make my MaPo Tofu a little differently from the classic Chinese recipe. Instead of making a one-dish pork and tofu stir-fry, I fry the tofu to a golden brown first, and make the pork and black bean sauce separately. Somehow I think it looks and tastes better that way.

The recipe will be posted at the end of the month, along with my 'Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles' film review.

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