For a long time, Sichuan Ma Po Tofu has been one of my favorite Chinese dishes. But most of the versions to this point have contained meat (usual pork). I even have a video on YouTube on how to cook that version. To keep the dish gout friendly the pork has been eliminated. It is still flavorful so do not worry about the missing pork. From what I read the dish started out as a cheap vegetarian meal so now we go back to basics.