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1/2 to 3/4 pound of ground pork,

2 stalks of green onions,

4 to 5 cloves of garlic,
5 to 6 small dried red chilies,
ginger (about 1 inch in length),
Sichuan peppercorn powder,
2 packs of silken (soft) tofu, 16 oz each.
Marinating the ground pork:

Use a mixing bowl. Add the ground pork. Add 1/2 to 1 tsp of ground white pepper,
1 tsp of sesame oil, 1 tsp of corn starch, 1 tsp of light soy sauce, and 1 tsp
of ShaoHsing cooking wine. Mix all the ingredients. Set aside for 20 to 30 minut
es before cooking.

Meanwhile, trim off the ends of the green onions. Finely chop. Peel and mince th
e garlic. Grate the ginger. Cut up the dried red chilies into 1/2 inch pieces. O
pen the tofu packages. Use a small knief to make roughly 3x4 cross cuts. These s
ilken tofu will break apart during cooking. No need to take them out of the box
for cutting.
Cook the pork:

Use a wok/pan, set stove to high temperature. Wait until pan is hot. Add a gener
ous 3 to 4 tblsp of cooking oil. Velvet the ground pork until cooked, about 5 mi
nutes. Use the spatula to cut up the lumps of the ground pork. Try to break up t
he pork as much as you can. Remove the pork and drain the oil with a strainer.
Cook the veggies:

Start with a clean wok/pan, set stove to high temperature. Add 2 to 3 tblsp of c
ooking oil. Wait until oil starts fuming. Add cut dried red chilies. They will t
urn black very quickly. You need to act fast.
Add minced garlic and grated ginger. Add 2 tsp of chili bean sauce, 4 to 5 tsp o
f hoisin sauce, perhaps 1 to 2 tsp of brown bean sauce too. Stir. Dash in 2 tsp
of ShaoHsing cooking wine and 1 tsp of white vinegar. (Optional: add some chili
sauce if you like it hot and spicy. No need to add salt because the chili bean s
auce and chicken broth are already salty, or you may add a pinch of salt to tast
Stir well and let the sauce/garlic/ginger cook for 10 to 15 seconds under high h
Add 1/2 cup of chicken broth, 2 tsp of sugar.
Bring the mixture to a boil. Fold in corn starch slurry (suggest: 1 to 2 tsp of
corn starch and 1/8 cup of water) to thicken the sauce to the right consistency.
Add the 2 packages of tofu. After you put in the tofu, minimize the stirring. Si
lken tofu breaks apart very easily.
Wait until the mixture boils again.
Finally, re-add the ground pork. Add the chopped green onions. Add 1 to 2 tsp of
ground Sichuan peppercorn powder. Stir and mix. Cook for another 2 minutes or s
o. Finished.