Szechuan (Sichuan) Mapo Tofu

Updated: Feb 22

Mapo Tofu is a must eat dish when trying out Szechuan cuisine! It's spicy, creamy, and pairs amazingly well with a steaming bowl of rice! This recipe is completely vegan but feel free to add a minced meat of your choice if you'd like. Our version is also a lot less oily than usual Mapo Tofu for a healthier meal :)


2-3 tsp Mekhala Organic Szechuan Mala Chilli Paste

1 tsp cornstarch

½ tsp Chinese black vinegar

1 tsp soy sauce

1 tbsp green onion, diced

10oz (300g) tofu, cut into cubes

1 tsp canola oil or sesame oil


  1. Mix Mekhala Organic Szechuan Mala Chilli Paste, black vinegar, soy sauce, and cornstarch in a small bowl.

  2. Heat oil in a pan at medium heat.

  3. Pour mixture from Step 1 into pan.

  4. Add tofu to pan. Stir gently so as to not break up the tofu too much, but ensuring that all the pieces are coated with sauce.

  5. Simmer for about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  6. Take pan off the heat and transfer tofu and sauce into a serving bowl.

  7. Garnish with green onions. Serve and enjoy!

Szechuan (Sichuan) Mapo Tofu

Craving more spicy dishes? Check out our Szechuan Mala Stir Fry Noodles or our Vegetarian Laksa!

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