According to legend, during the Qing Dynasty, a new governor of Yuzhou was called Ding Gongbao. He was concerned about the country and the people. He was deeply aggrieved by Lin Zexu’s demotion for banning smoking. He tried his best to follow Lin Zexu’s example and put up a notice in Yuzhou: all those who sell and steal opium will be executed, and those who expose and report will be given a heavy reward. After the notice was posted, the whole state was shocked. Governor Ding received many reports, many of which accused his eldest son Ding Junshi of opium smoking and trafficking. The more governor Ding looked at it, the more angry he became. He thought that the no smoking notice was issued by himself. How can he correct himself and others? That night, governor Ding could hardly fall asleep. After the third shift, he was still pacing up and down the hall. Until the fourth shift, he was still sleepless. An old chef in Yuzhou Prefecture was very sorry to see that Mr. Ding stayed up all night, so he wanted to make dinner for him to relieve his worries. However, only a small piece of lean meat, some peas, some garlic and so on were left in the cupboard. Therefore, the old chef carefully fried the peanuts with oil, cut the lean meat into small cubes, baked it with seasoning, and brought it to the hall with wine. He respectfully said, “it’s late at night. Please make do with it.” When governor Ding saw that the old chef was so concerned about himself, he sat down and tasted it. He thought it was crispy and delicious. He asked happily, “what kind of famous dish is this?” The old chef thought, what’s the famous dish? It’s just something I can make do with. But I fired it specially to comfort the governor. He called it “Ding Gong Bao” according to the name of the governor, and then he answered with a smart response: “let’s call it” Gong Bao Rou Ding “. After that, “Gongbao rouding” spread in Sichuan and Chongqing.


500g tofu
200g pork
50g peanuts
2 teaspoons soy sauce
3 g salt
1 / 2 spoon bean paste
1 teaspoon five spice powder
30g leek
1 tsp sugar
1 teaspoon cooking wine
Proper amount of vegetable oil


Step 1
Dice tofu for use

Step 2
Dice lean pork, mix in five spice powder, soy sauce and a little starch and marinate for 10 minutes

Step 3
Pour vegetable oil into the pot. When the oil is 70% hot, pour in diced tofu. Smooth and fry over low heat

Step 4
When the tofu is deep fried, it can be fished out with a little golden color. Control the oil and set aside

Step 5
Mix 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp rice vinegar, 1 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp salt and 1 tbsp cooking wine. Cut leeks into sections and prepare

Step 6
Fry the peanuts and put them in a dish

Step 7
Leave the bottom oil in the pan, add 1 tbsp Pixian bean paste and stir fry out the red oil

Step 8
Add the pickled diced meat and stir fry until it is mature

Step 9
Pour in the fried diced tofu and stir fry

Step 10
Pour in the mixture and stir well

Step 11
Add peanuts to stir fried tofu

Step 12
Add leek section before out of the pot, stir fry over high heat