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Chinese Tofu Pork Mince

Our home cooking for Chinese tofu pork mince. Firm tofu is red cooked with pork mince. Easy and full of flavor.

Tofu is healthy, low in fat and high in protein and calcium. In this Chinese tofu pork mince recipe, you will see how I use so called "red cook" to make this dish. 

You may find tofu available from your local Chinese food market. If pay attention, you may notice there are several types of tofu product. The firm tofu is normally square shape like shown in following picture. It may be packed in the bag or stored in the water. The soft one has almost sort of jelly texture, such as Japanese tofu. There is also fried tofu, normally ball-shaped, fluffy, with the fried skin.   

For this recipe it is better to use the firm tofu or fried tofu.   

Chinese Tofu Pork Mince

Prep Time: 5 mins Cook Time: 15-20 mins


To cook pork mince:

  • 200g pork mince
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp light soy sauce
  • ½ tsp dark soy sauce (if want to add colour)

To cook tofu:

  • 250g firm tofu
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • salt
  • 1 tbsp chinese sweet bean paste (tian mian jiang,甜面酱)
  • Leek, one inch long
  • Ginger, half thumb size
  • 1 tsp Chinese chilli paste
  • One red pepper
  • One medium hot green chilli

Method for Chinese Tofu Pork Mince


  • slice leek into the thin threads; cut ginger into small threads
  • cut tofu into ½ cm thick slices
  • cut red pepper and green chill into shreds


  • Heat the frying pan until it is very hot. Add oil and wait till high heat.
  • Add pork mince to fry. Adjust taste by adding salt, sugar, light and dark soy sauce.
  • Keep frying mince till almost no liquid left, take the cooked mince out and set aside.
  • Add oil and wait till it is hot. Add leek, ginger, green chilli and sweet bean paste, fry about 2 minutes or till fragrant.
  • Add tofu to fry, seasoning by salt and Chinese chilli bean paste.
  • Fry for about 3-5 minutes, gently turn tofu over and fry another side.
  • Cook till tofu turn to golden brown, add cooked pork mince and red pepper.
  • Mix and cook for about 3-5 minutes. Add about 2-3 tbsp water, mix and cover the lid to cook serval minutes so the taste can get into the tofu. Once finished, serve hot.

Chinese Tofu Pork Cooking


  • To save time, you may start to heat the frying pan first, because it usually takes about 5 mins for the electrical cooker to heat up till it is very hot. You may use the time to prepare the ingredients.

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You may also check my other Chinese Meat Recipe.

(Posted: 25/05/12; Update:11/04/16)

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