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Vegetarian Mapo Tofu with Mushrooms
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Easy and vegetarian mapo tofu; shitake mushrooms are used to replace meat.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Sichuan cuisine
Keyword: mushroom, tofu
Servings: 2
Calories: 291 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 450 g regular tofu
  • 6 middle size shitake mushroom , chopped into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon Doubanjiang , broad bean paste
  • 1- inch section shallot white
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 inch ginger sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorn powder
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt to taste
water starch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon starch , tapioca or corn starch
  1. Cut tofu into squares around 3 cm and chop washed shitake mushrooms. And then slice ginger, chop garlic and cut onion whites into small sections.
  2. Prepare a container; pour some water with a little amount of salt. Then put the tofu cubes in to soak for about 12 minutes. Then move out and drain.
  3. Prepare a small bowl, mix starch with water. Set aside.
  4. Get a wok and heat up oil; add garlic, ginger and shallots in to stir fry until you can smell the aroma. Add the chopped mushrooms in and stir-fry until soft. Remove the mushrooms to one side of your wok.
  5. Add Doubanjiang and Sichuan peppercorn powder; continue frying for 1 minute over slow fire.
  6. Slide the tofu cubes in, add water and then add soy sauce cook. Simmer for 3 minutes. Toss your wok from time to time. Be gentle during the process and do not break the tofu cubes.
  7. Add pinch of salt, mix well and serve hot. (You can also sprinkle some chopped spring onions)
Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Mapo Tofu with Mushrooms
Amount Per Serving
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 2652mg115%
Potassium 149mg4%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 296mg30%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.