Mapo tofu comes from the Sichuan province of China, and a star ingredient is Sichuan peppers, used to create the málà — or numbing, tingling — flavor. Mapo tofu packs a punch as a savory, spicy, and numbing dish, often cooked with a ground meat and served with white rice on the side. Other key ingredients include silken tofu, which is a softer tofu, as well as fermented black beans and chile bean paste.
With so many excellent Chinese restaurants in Boston, find the best mapo tofu by seeking out restaurants that specialize in Sichuan cuisine, and look for one of many possible spellings on the menu — mapo tofu, mápó dòufu, ma-po tofu, mo po tofu, and more.
Here are eight great Boston-area restaurants that serve must-try mapo tofu.Read More