MaPo DoFu – vegan / vegetarian recipe version

Or Tofu, as they say in HK / West.

With chick peas, Shiitake mushrooms, chili oil and SiChuan peppercorns ...

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Chili oil ...

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Wil Yeung :

Ingredients:
4 dried shiitake mushrooms
2 1/2 cups water
3 sticks green onion
1 cup canned chickpeas
1lb soft or medium firm tofu
2 pieces garlic
1 small piece ginger
1-2 tsp Sichuan peppercorns (or black peppercorns)
3 tbsp chili oil (https://youtu.be/DUDKIcYltZA)
1 tsp chili powder
2 tbsp doubanjiang (Chinese broad bean chili paste)
1 tsp cane sugar
1 tbsp soy sauce
splash of rice vinegar
1 tbsp potato starch + 1 tbsp water

Directions:
1. Place the dried shiitake mushrooms in a small saucepan and add in the water. Cover and bring to a boil
2. Chop the green onion. Roughly crush the chickpeas with a fork
3. When the water comes to a boil, simmer on medium for 10min
4. Drain out the tofu and carefully slice into cubes
5. Pour out and reserve the mushroom water. Cool down the mushrooms with cold water and squeeze out the liquid. Then, remove the stalks from the mushrooms and finely dice
6. Finely chop the garlic and ginger
7. Heat up a sauté pan to medium heat. Toast the peppercorns for 1min. Then, grind down the peppercorn in a pestle and mortar
8. Place the pan back onto medium heat. Add the chili oil
9. Sauté the chickpeas and mushrooms for 1-2min. Add the garlic and ginger and sauté for another minute
10. Add in the chili powder, crushed peppercorn, and the doubanjiang. Give the pan a good stir, then add in the reserved mushroom water
11. Add in the cane sugar, soy sauce, and rice vinegar. Give the pan a stir
12. Make a slurry by combining the potato starch with 1 tbsp water
13. Slowly pour in the slurry while stirring
14. Add in the tofu and gently stir around them
15. Plate and garnish with the chopped green onion

Bonus film - vegan Dan Dan Mian (noodles) ...

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Ingredients:
4 broccolini
1 large piece garlic
small piece ginger
2 sticks green onion
1/2 cup canned chickpeas
small bunch canned bamboo
2 tbsp white sesame paste (or tahini)
3 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp chili oil (https://youtu.be/DUDKIcYltZA)
1 portion Chinese wheat noodles or udon
1/2 tbsp Sichuan peppercorn
drizzle of grapeseed oil
1 tsp liquid smoke
2-3 tbsp crushed roasted peanuts
1 tbsp white sesame seeds

Directions:
1. Chop the broccolini into bit sized pieces. Finely chop the garlic and ginger. Chop the green onion separating the white part from the green
2. Roughly mash the chickpeas in a small bowl with a fork. Slice the canned bamboo
3. Bring a small pot of water to boil for the noodles
4. Make the sauce by combining the sesame paste, 2 tbsp soy sauce, chili oil, and the green part of the green onions
5. Boil the noodles to package instructions
6. Heat up a sauté pan on medium heat and toast the peppercorns for 45sec
7. Crush the peppercorns in a pestle and mortar. Place the pan back on the heat and drizzle some grapeseed oil
8. Add the garlic, ginger, and green onion
9. Add the broccolini and sauté for 3-4min
10. Add the chickpeas, bamboo, and liquid smoke. Sauté for 4min
11. Add the crushed peppercorns and 1 tbsp soy sauce. Give it a good stir, then turn off the heat. When the noodles are cooked, strain out the water
12. Pour the prepped sauce into the serving bowl
13. Add the noodles into the sauce and top with the sautéed veggies
14. Top with the crushed peanuts and sesame seeds

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