(Xiang Gan Zi Chao La Rou)
We based this recipe on one from author Dunlop's Revolutionary Chinese Cookbook: Recipes from Hunan Province, (W. W. Norton, 2007). If you can't find smoked tofu, flavored tofu makes a good substitute.
- 1 (7" ) piece smoked Chinese bacon (about 1⁄4 lb.), rind removed and discarded
- 2 Tbsp. peanut oil
- 3⁄4 lb. smoked tofu, cut into 1" squares about 1⁄3" thick
- 10 dried chiles, such as árbol, stemmed and seeded, cut into 1⁄2" pieces
- 10 Chinese garlic chives or scallions, green parts only, cut into 1" pieces
- Soy sauce