Oh, how funny. Yes, there is “smoked” in the name but, for some reason, I didn’t expect any smokiness from them.
I do very much enjoy mapo tofu but, for some reason, almost never get it when I go out. My mom used to make it on occasion, and I think she used a packaged mix for the mapo sauce. So that’s the “right” taste to me, and it doesn’t taste like that at restaurants! I think I like a thinner sauce.