Mapo tofu is one of the most popular dishes from China’s Sichuan Province, a region known for its distinctive spicy cuisine. The main ingredient is tofu and is cooked in a spicy, chili and bean-based sauce that brings a beautiful bright red color to the dish. Replacing meat with mushrooms like shiitake, oyster, and king oysters is an easy way to make it vegan without sacrificing flavor. For the best texture, use soft tofu rather than firm, taking care to cook it gently to prevent crumbling. Follow our steps for a delicious success and take the Very Veggie pledge, where you commit to transforming your diet into a vegetarian one for 30 days, at https://tzuchi.us/vvm.