This is my cheats version. Since I use a packet of black bean sauce from the supermarket. I won’t make it into a recipe posting, because I don’t think this particular sauce is widely available. I panfried pork mince and then added, garlic, chopped chili, green onion and diced tofu. I didn’t have any ginger, but it was one of the ingredients in the sauce. The left over tofu I deepfried and put it on top before eating.
I won’t say this is a authentic mapo and it did taste different from the regular stuff. But it was a step in the right direction and still very good in itself. I think the black bean sauce made all the difference. We went to the asian supermarket last weekend, but unfortunately weren’t able to find authentic black bean sauce.