Mapo Tofu Photos
Mapo Tofu is a famous cuisine across the whole world with a spicy and numb taste. Mapo Tofu is not only a dish in Chinese table, but for foreign tourist coming to china, they like to have a try on this dish too. Mapo Tofu is a cuisine of national banquet in Apec.
Mapo Tofu is served, you will see above the white and tender tofu dotted with brown-red ground beef, green garlic root. There is red bright oil around the dish, the same as jade embedded with amber, red white and green mixed, and the tofu is complete and not break, once bite, numb, spicy and fresh and it is best companion for rice. While served, dipped in spicy sauce, then minced in the mouth, the numb and tender bean curd is so smooth and fresh with a pleasant flavor.
Mapo tofu bear the feature of numb, spicy, hot, fragrant, crispy, tender, flesh and alive. Before it is out of pan, spray appropriate ground pepper. Mapo tofu is numb which strike one’s heart; spicy, the bean sauce is made by oil pepper of clovershrub of Longtan temple, chop into pieces and cooked, added few cooked oil and pepper, spicy and fragrant. Mapo tofu bear special feature of not easy to cool down and keeping warm long time. The tofu does not have the stink flavor, but left with only pleasant flavor. The ground beef is golden yellow and almost melt in mouth. The tofu is so tender and best served with spoon. The tofu is fresh with green color, in perfect taste and color. The garlic roots is like to be picked from the garden, but bite, it is well cooked already.
In summer mapo tofu is able to help produce saliva and slake thirst, tonify spleen, good for heath and prevent illness. Tofu is a food for tonifying, preventing heat, and keeping in good health. If eating tofu often, it can tonifying, clearing away heat and moistening dryness, cleaning the stomach, detoxification and dampnessMapo tofu originated from year Tongzhi of Qing Dynasty (1862), by the bridge Wanfu in Chengdu, there is a restaurant named as Chenxingsheng. The owner of the restaurant was dead. The restaurant was run by the wife of the owner. The wife of restaurant owner has some face pock, so she got the name as “Chen mapo”. She has a special skill on cooking Tofu. Tofu cooked by her bear good taste and pretty color and loved by all diners. Tofu cooked by her is named as Chen mapo tofu. Nowadays, Mapo tofu came across abroad to Japahj, USA, UK, Vietname, Singapore, and Aussie. Mapo tofu turns into a dish of banquet from a snack. Mapo Tofu became an international cuisine and chosen as recorded by world cultural relics of Chengdu in 2010. Extraordinary are often found from the average and that is exactly for Mapo tofu. Mapo tofu is a a famous dish normal but can catch diner’s heart.
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