Kathy #4 - Ma-Po's Bean Curd W/Pork (Zwt II - Asia)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

My sister again & this time with what she describes as "the best dish I make". I've luckily eaten a lot of her oriental dishes. If she says this is the best she makes, then take it to the bank! As with the past 3, her source is her "Wei-Chuan Cookbook" by Huang Su Huei.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Stir fry ginger, garlic & minced green onion for 1 min in sml amt of oil.
  2. Add pork & bean paste. Cook till pork is done.
  3. Add bean curd, 1 cup of water & next 4 ingredients. Simmer covered for 3 minutes.
  4. Mix cornstarch w/2 tbsp water & add to pan. Cook briefly till thickened & put in serving dish.
  5. Sprinkle w/black pepper, sectioned green onions & sesame oil. Serve w/rice.


Most Helpful

Loved this recipe! I did make a few changes due to personal preference - doubled the garlic and ginger, and subbed about 3/4 teaspoons chili oil for the black bean paste (which I can't get in this country). I also used mirin instead of the wine. Thanks for posting! Made for CQ14 Suitcase Gourmets.

Jostlori September 10, 2014

I prepared this pretty much as written, but with my past experience with Hot Bean Paste recipes being too salty for our tastes (and blood pressure), I eliminated the 1 TBS of salt. It turned out great and it is an easy, "quick meal" recipe. Low Carb too! Thanks for sharing this.

Skypoodle August 04, 2006

I know this as Ma po tofu. I usually use a sauce mix but it's nice to have a recipe that I can do from scratch now. It is a great fast meal. Thanks for the recipe

Amy in Hawaii June 20, 2006

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