Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh, PA

Mapo Tofu Dumplings


Amazing Dumplings

Mapo Tofu Dumplings

Amazing Dumplings
5882 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15217
(412) 422-7188
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Mapo Tofu is Chinese cuisine’s great joke on the American palate, because inevitably, people (my wife!) assume that the tofu connotes vegetarian. Surprise! In reality and on Wikipedia, the dish has minced meat, usually pork. And this version, cloaked in its colorful pillows, does not disappoint. Every bite a spicy pleasure, introduced by a bath in the pungent chili sauce. This buzzy Squirrel Hill neighborhood street has like 8 Asian noodle shops. I could live here.

DISHED UP BY...

Ken Carlton

Ken is the author of FOOD FOR MARRIAGE and co-author of THE HUNGER. His screen credits include a screenplay with the folks who brought you "Babette's Feast." He is an inveterate midnight chef with a penchant for all things tartare.

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