Vegan Mapo Tofu

Vegan Mapo Tofu

November 28, 2018

When you’re short on time and you’re in need of something nutritious, then this 15 minute vegan mapo tofu will certainly satisfy your taste buds. This is an authentic Sichuan style mapo tofu which is both spicy and aromatic.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yields: Serves 4-6


1 block silken tofu (400g/14oz), cut into inch cubes

150g/5.25oz shiitake mushrooms, sliced

125ml/5fl oz vegetable broth

2 tbsp. chilli bean paste

30g/1oz fermented black beans, roughly chopped

6 cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp. ginger, minced

1 tsp. Sichuan peppercorns

2 tsp. low sodium soy sauce

1 tbsp/15ml peanut oil

1 tsp/5ml sesame oil

1 tsp/5ml chilli oil

1 tbsp/15ml honey/maple syrup

30g/1oz green onion, thinly sliced

1 tsp. cornstarch

25g/1oz peanuts, roughly chopped


1. Mix vegetable stock, cornstarch, soy sauce, and honey in a bowl.

2. Heat peanut oil in a wok.

3. Add in ginger, garlic, mushrooms, Sichuan peppercorns, fermented black beans, and white part of the leeks to the wok. Sautee until aromatic. About a minute.

4. Add in chili bean paste and soy sauce mixture.

5. Stir until thick then add tofu. Heat for a minute.

6. Transfer to a serving dish then drizzle chili oil and sesame oil.

7. Top with chopped peanuts.

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