I was trying something new. Instead of the usual ground meat, I replaced it with chopped sea scallops. I know I shouldn't use sea scallops in this dish, a bit wasted to cut the beautiful big scallops into small pieces. But then again, everything still go into the tummy, so it didn't really matter. But of course it's cheaper to use bay scallops as you don't even have to cut it into small pieces but to just use it as it is, cost wise, it's so much cheaper too.
I bought the LKK mapo tofu spicy bean curd paste recently and decided to give it a try. Hmm... I haven't gotten use to the paste yet and it needed more to make it tasty. I added some sugar, sweet dark soy sauce and some spicy chili bean paste and still find the flavor not to my liking. I will post the recipe once I perfected it. First time using this paste and I still need to play around with it.