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Fried Tofu and Salsa dip

I love tofu anyway it is cooked.  Steam, fried and tofu in soup are all good.  It is easy to cook and not heavy on the stomach.  I particularly love the fried tofu.  Eat it anyway we like with salsa; with chilly sauce or any dip/without.  The way we usually have it at home is with sweet soya sauce salsa dip.    Now you have one more way to cook your tofu.  Enjoy and have nice weekend everyone.

fried tofu n salsa

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Ma-Po Tofu (麻婆豆腐)

Have you ever heard of Sichuan Ma-Po tofu? This is a popular Chinese dish. It is hot and spicy stir fry tofu and ground meat. I am posting this dish that we had at home last week.  Hopefully, it is to your liking. For those who can’t take spicy food, just use the bean paste without chilly. I might say that It tastes much better if spiced.

We need tofu, ground meat, minced ginger garlic and chopped spring onion. Cut the tofu into small pieces. Fry the minced garlic ginger into the pre-heated oil wok till fragrant. Add the ground meat and fry them briefly. Add spicy bean paste and mix them well.  Then add tofu and stir well before adding stock (optional), one table-spoon soy sauce, wine (optional) and mix them well. Then thicken it with corn/potato starch water. Lastly, add the chopped spring onion and a tea-spoon of sesame oil.

Please do not be alarmed of the red-hot color of the dish. In fact, it is not as spicy as I thought it was.   Happy Saturday!

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