Braised Tofu in Mince Pork Sauce / Spicy

Braised Tofu in Mince Pork Sauce Spicy

Braised Tofu in Mince Pork Sauce, also known as “Spicy Tofu with Minced Pork,” is a highly sought-after and beloved Zi Char dish. This delectable creation features tender tofu cubes drenched in a flavorful sauce made with minced pork, aromatic spices, and a touch of spiciness. The dish’s popularity lies in its perfect balance of textures and the harmony of flavors that tantalize the taste buds. The combination of soft tofu and savory minced pork creates a delightful contrast, while the spicy kick adds an exciting element to the overall experience. Its comforting and aromatic nature makes it a favorite choice among diners seeking a satisfying and mouthwatering culinary delight.

Why Do People Love Braised Tofu in Mince Pork Sauce / Spicy

People like Braised Tofu in Mince Pork Sauce / Spicy because it offers a unique and satisfying combination of flavours. The tofu absorbs the savoury and rich taste of the minced pork sauce, creating a delightful contrast in textures. The dish is often seasoned with spices or chilli, adding a hint of heat and creating a flavourful experience. The softness of the tofu and the bold flavours of the sauce and spices create a harmonious blend that appeals to many taste buds.

Additionally, Braised Tofu in Mince Pork Sauce / Spicy is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed by both vegetarians and meat lovers. The tofu provides a protein-rich alternative to meat, while the minced pork adds an additional layer of richness and depth.

Making Braised Tofu in Mince Pork Sauce / Spicy Yourself

making Braised Tofu in Mince Pork Sauce Spicy yourself

If you’re making this dish yourself, here’s a recipe that you can try out. 


  • 500 grams firm tofu, cubed
  • 250 grams minced pork
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, grated
  • 2 tablespoons doubanjiang (spicy broad bean paste)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese cooking wine (Shaoxing wine)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2-3 dried chilli peppers (adjust according to your spice preference)
  • 2 green onions, chopped (for garnish)
  • Fresh cilantro leaves (for garnish)
  • Steamed rice, to serve

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4

How To Cook Braised Tofu in Mince Pork Sauce / Spicy

Step 1: Prepare the Tofu

  • Gently pat the tofu dry with a kitchen towel and cut it into bite-sized cubes.
  • Place the tofu cubes on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess moisture.

Step 2: Cook the Pork Sauce

  • Heat vegetable oil in a wok or deep frying pan over medium heat.
  • Add minced garlic and grated ginger, and stir-fry for a minute until fragrant.
  • Add the minced pork and cook until it turns lightly browned and slightly crispy.
  • Stir in the doubanjiang (spicy broad bean paste), soy sauce, Chinese cooking wine, and sugar. Mix well to coat the pork.

Step 3: Add Tofu and Simmer

  • Gently add the tofu cubes to the pan, taking care not to break them.
  • Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth and add the dried chilli peppers.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15-20 minutes, allowing the flavours to meld and the tofu to absorb the sauce.

Step 4: Serve and Garnish

  • Transfer the braised tofu and pork sauce to a serving dish.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions and fresh cilantro leaves for a burst of freshness and added aroma.

Step 5: Serve and Enjoy

  • Serve the Braised Tofu in Mince Pork Sauce / Spicy hot alongside steamed rice or noodles to make it a complete and satisfying meal.
  • The dish is best enjoyed immediately while the tofu is still warm and tender, and the flavours are at their peak.

Serving Braised Tofu in Mince Pork Sauce / Spicy With Other Dishes

Braised Tofu in Mince Pork Sauce / Spicy is a versatile dish that can be paired with a variety of complementary accompaniments. It pairs well with steamed rice, providing a satisfying and balanced meal. Additionally, serving it alongside stir-fried vegetables or a fresh salad adds a refreshing contrast to the rich and spicy flavours of the tofu and pork sauce.

Nutritional/Health Benefits

  1. Protein: The dish contains protein from tofu and minced pork, providing essential amino acids necessary for various bodily functions and tissue repair.
  2. Tofu Nutrients: Tofu is a valuable plant-based source of protein, low in saturated fat and cholesterol. It also contains minerals like calcium, iron, and magnesium, contributing to bone health and muscle function.
  3. Minced Pork Benefits: Minced pork adds flavor and additional protein to the dish, while also providing essential nutrients like B vitamins and zinc.
  4. Vitamins and Antioxidants: Depending on the ingredients used in the spicy sauce, the dish may contain vitamins like vitamin C and antioxidants from spices like chili peppers, enhancing immune function and fighting oxidative stress.
  5. Capsaicin: If spicy, the presence of capsaicin in chili peppers can potentially offer benefits such as boosting metabolism and reducing pain perception.
  6. Balanced Flavors: The combination of tofu, minced pork, and spicy sauce creates a harmonious blend of flavors, appealing to a wide range of taste preferences.
  7. Vegetable Additions: If the dish includes vegetables, it contributes to the nutritional value with vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber.
  8. Versatility: This dish can be adapted with different ingredients, making it an ideal option to incorporate various vegetables or spices, further enhancing its nutritional content.
  9. Comforting and Satisfying: The delicious taste and satisfying nature of Braised Tofu in Mince Pork Sauce (Spicy) make it a comforting choice for a wholesome and enjoyable meal.

Visit Lao Li Da Pai Dang For An Authentic Zi Char Experience

The above recipe is just one of the many ways to making this dish. 

If you’re looking to enjoy delicious Braised Tofu in Mince Pork Sauce / Spicy without all the hassle and preparation time, while discovering a unique version that our customers can’t get enough of, then come on down to our restaurant for an enjoyous dine-in or takeaway, and experience it for yourself, only at Lao Li Da Pai Dang!

Whether you’re in the mood for this, or wish to explore other dishes, our extensive zi char menu promises to delight at every turn. At Lao Li Da Pai Dang, the warm and inviting ambience, coupled with attentive service, creates a family-friendly and inclusive atmosphere that only adds to the enjoyment whenever you visit and dine with us. 

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