2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon chili oil
3 Tablespoons chili bean paste
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon dried chili flakes (optional)
½ jin ground pork
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
½ cup water
1- 1 ½ blocks of tofu, cubed
1 Tablespoon ground Sichuan pepper (or whole Sichuan peppercorns)
Directions and Notes:
1. Heat the vegetable oil and chili oil over high heat.
2. Add the chili bean paste, garlic, dried chili flakes, and ground pork, and stir-fry until the meat is cooked. (This gets spicy, so turn the kitchen fan on.)
3. Add the soy sauce, water, and tofu and allow to simmer a few minutes as the tofu steams. Then stir the tofu into the sauce carefully so the tofu does not break too much.
4. Add the Sichuan pepper and stir-fry for 2 minutes.
Recipe from: FoodRepublik.com.