I want to try making Ma Po Tofu this week and I have a question about one of the ingredients. I grabbed a jar of "Chili with salted black beans" from Hsin Tung Yang a while back at the local Super 88 market. Would this be the same as chili bean sauce or bean paste that I see in most Ma Po recipes?
The ingredients sound right - chili, black beans, salt, soybean oil. Just hoping someone might know. Also, if you have a favorite recipe, I'd love to see it.