Who's got the best Ma Po Tofu?
I've tried a couple places and it was watery, bland, and used soft, shredded pork.
I'm looking for country style Ma Po, spicy hot, with good, chewy ground pork, in a nice thick sauce.
Wherest thou, Ma Po Tofu? Somewhere in SGV, I imagine, but where to start?
Dong Chun Hong
1143 S Western Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90006
This is a Chinese-Korean restaurant but their mapo tofu is excellent, from a Korean viewpoint, that is. Very spicy.
Ho Ho Kitchen. Not at all oily and just enough heat to make you remember your manners.
Ho Ho Kitchen
10053 Valley (a couple of storefronts down from Dumplings 10053)
Wish I could find it like they used to have at Yokohama Ramen in West Los Angeles.
They sold, went downhill, closed and with it went the best Mabo Ramen ever.
re: Das Ubergeek
I agree on that dish- it's almost a guilty pleasure for me. I remember it being garlicky and a little sweet, well-balanced and tangy enough. For some reason wouldn't expect others to like it- has a slightly rich or comfort food feel, but maybe it is better than I thought! Have only tried the beef version.