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I’m a professional food stylist and currently prepping my own series of cookbooks and a cooking show. In my food catering business, Mishka La Mushka, I catered private and corporate functions and events big and small, designed food in hat boxes for the Spring Racing Carnival and created too many themed kids birthday parties to mention. But now I love food styling and sharing my fun food ideas with mums wanting to create restaurant-quality meals at home, for kids and family. So let’s get cooking!

I'm Mish Lilley, a kitchen cook, food stylist and chef prepping a series of cookbooks, a cooking show and this blog. This blog is dedicated to my love of good food styling and good food. It's a cooking site and recipe website designed to help mums and dads create restaurant-quality meals at home for their kids and family. My wide range of recipes cover:

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Bon appétit!

I’ve been making a version of this deliciously addictive dish for years but have recently switched to Ben O’Donoghue’s recipe. It’s so close to what you get in Chinatown and is seriously good. It’s spicy so get ready for a decent hit of chilli.

You'll Need

  • 250g silken tofu
  • 250g pork mince
  • 2 tbs rice bran oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbs ginger, finely chopped
  • 2 spring onions, chopped + 1 extra for garnish
  • 1 tbs chilli bean paste (toban jiang) available from Asian grocers
  • 2 tbs soy sauce
  • 1.5 tbs Shao Xing rice wine (you can substitute with dry sherry if you wish)
  • 1 tbs cornflour
  • 250ml chicken stock
  • 1 red chilli chopped
  • few drops of sesame oil



Heat 1 tbs of the rice bran oil in a wok and stir fry the pork until cooked and golden. Crush the mince with a spatula to break it up. Add the spring onion, ginger and garlic and stir fry again for another 2 minutes.

Add the chilli bean paste and stir. Now add the dark soy and rice wine and cook for another 2 minutes.

Whisk the cornflour into the chicken stock until combined and add to the mince mixture to thicken. Cook out for another 2 minutes or so. If the mixture is too thick thin it out with a little water.

Dice the tofu and add to the mince mixture and gently stir.

Serve up and top with additional chilli, sliced spring onion and a few drops of sesame oil. Serve with steamed rice if you like, but I love it just on its own.