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Mapo Tofu

338 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10035
212-867-8118
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Cuisine: Chinese / Szechuan
Midtown restaurant for spicy Szechuan-centered specialties.
Open Lunch & Dinner daily


Mapo Tofu Restaurant Review:

Midtown locals looking for a taste of Szechuan-province cuisine need venture no further than Mapo Tofu, named for the soft tofu simmered in spicy bean sauce, a signature dish from this region. The extensive menu also includes fiery braised fish filets with napa cabbage and leeks cooked in a casserole and braised beef and noodles in broth. More adventurous palates can select one of several cold and hot appetizers, perhaps braised beef tripe and ox tongue marinated in chili oil. Dishes are tempered according to individual tolerance levels, so don’t be afraid to try some of the spicier selections. There are also a number of mild choices like shredded pork with eggplant in garlic sauce and stir-fried chicken with string beans. A crisp Sauvignon Blanc pairs well with the food and balances out the peppercorns, a typical flavoring in this fare.

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