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Addictively Spicy MaPo Tofu

One bite and you'll be hooked on this spicy Sichuan MaPo Tofu!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Chinese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 227 kcal
Author Stacey aka the Soccer Mom


  • 2 blocks firm tofu about 12 ounces per block
  • 2 Onions diced
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 3 stalks green onions chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoons mirin sweet white cooking wine
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 2 teaspoons chili¬†oil
  • 1/4 teaspoons Chinese 5-spice
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Doubanjiang spicy fermented bean paste


  1. Add diced onions to a large sauté pan with 2 TB oil and saute on medium heat until onions start to brown.

  2. Add mushrooms, Doubanjiang (spicy fermented bean paste) and stir until well combined.

  3. Add chili oil, ginger, soy sauce, garlic, 5-spice, sugar, and mirin. Stir.
  4. Cut tofu into bite-sized cubes and lay on top of the ingredients in saute pan. Add 1 1/2 cup hot water and gently stir.
  5. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for about 20 minutes or until tofu is tender.
  6. Garnish with green onions and serve over jasmine rice.

Recipe Notes

Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Nutrition Facts
Addictively Spicy MaPo Tofu
Amount Per Serving
Calories 227 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Sodium 533mg23%
Potassium 193mg6%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Vitamin C 7.5mg9%
Calcium 237mg24%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.