Delicious Chinese Mushroom Recipes

Mu shu pork recipe

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Mushrooms are a very commonly used vegetable in Chinese cooking. There are many different kinds of mushrooms you can use such as dried shiitake mushroom, wood ear, chestnut mushroom, oyster mushroom, king oyster mushroom, and more. Chinese recipes use various kinds of mushrooms to make soups and stir-fries, and they even deep fry them.

Popular Mushroom Recipes

Cooked Rice With Bok Choy and Gammon

Use gammon instead of Chinese ham in this recipe as it’s not so easy to get hold of Chinese ham, but you can always use smoked gammon as a substitute. You can use white mushroom, chestnut mushroom, buna shimeji mushroom. Don't use dried shiitake mushroom in this dish as dried shiitake mushrooms have a very distinct flavor and might overpower other ingredients in this dish.

Steamed Egg With Seafood Recipe

This quick and easy egg dish uses dried shiitake mushrooms for one of the ingredients. The shiitake mushrooms give this dish an earthy aroma and some extra flavor.

Mu Shu Pork

The famous northern Chinese dish, with a selection of Chinese vegetables including Chinese mushrooms, cloud ears, and lily buds. This dish represents a forest woodland scene in China.

Shrimp With Chinese Greens

An easy stir-fry dish. If you use dried shiitake mushrooms, feel free to replace the chicken broth in the recipe with the same amount of (strained) liquid from soaking the mushrooms.

Shu Mai Dumplings

(燒賣) Shu Mai dumplings filled with Chinese mushrooms, fresh ginger, green onions, and Chinese seasonings. A perfect dish to treat your friends and family!

Soy Sauce Chicken With Shiitake Mushrooms

This is a heart-warming and delicious home cooking dish for a cold winter night. In many areas of the world, Chinese black mushrooms are more commonly known as Shiitake mushrooms. In this recipe, marinated chicken thighs are browned and then simmered with onions in preserved marinade.

Steamed Cantonese Chicken

Chinese mushrooms add their own special flavor to this easy recipe. Chinese shiitake mushroom gives this dish a delicious earthy aroma.

Chinese Stir-fry Beef With Oyster Sauce

Thin slices of beef steak are marinated and then finished off with Chinese mushrooms and snow peas in a special sauce in this recipe. Oyster sauce enhances the flavor of the beef and gives this dish extra flavor.

Stir-fry Mushrooms in Oyster Sauce

When you use dried shiitake mushroom to prepare Chinese food, you should always keep the strained liquid from soaking the Chinese mushrooms and use it in the dish you’re cooking. The liquid from soaking the Chinese mushrooms will give the dish extra flavor.

Stir-fry Fish Cubes

It is highly recommended you use any type of firm-fleshed fish that will hold its shape during stir-frying. Chinese mushrooms add an earthy flavor to this recipe.

Buddha’s Delight

A simplified version of this popular vegetarian dish traditionally served on the first day of Lunar New Year or banquet.

Braised Tofu

Here’s a great way to enjoy a Chinese culinary staple. In this recipe medium or soft tofu and vegetables are braised in a simple, flavourful mixture of soy sauce, stock, and sugar with a splash of Asian sesame oil added at the end.