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chinese wood ear mushroom salad

Mar 01, 2018

Wood Ear Mushrooms, or Auricularia poytricha, is sometimes known as black fungus,wood ear, cloud ear, judas ear or tree ear. It is a mushroom that is dark brown to black and native to Asia and some Pacific islands with humid climates. It is often used in Asian cooking and delicious with rich & smooth taste. It is a beneficial herb in helping with health issues by treating the lungs, stomach and liver, according to the Insititue of Chinese Medicine. 

In China, people like to use wood ear mushroom in daily diet,used in meat stir-fries,soup,cold dish as salad.Wood ear mushroom salad is a very easy and popular Chinese side cold dish. It possibly enjoys the highest ordering rate in Chinese restaurants. Do you like the dark food—wood ear mushrooms?

Here I would very like to share the receip as following:


Dried wood ear mushroom 15g( it can get about 120g-150g aftersoaking in the water)

1/2 middle size onion(cut into small slices)

One fresh red pepper(cut into small slices)

One fresh green pepper(cut into small slices)

2 tablespoon light soy sauce

1 tablespoon Chines black vinegar

  • 2 garlic clove, smashed

    1/2 tablespoon sesame oil

  • pinch of salt if necessary

  • Instructions:

  • First step:Soak the dried wood ear mushroom in warm water for about 30 minutes until they absorb the ater and become soft.Tear large pieces into bite size and remove the sandy ends, then cook the wood ear mushroom in boiling water for 2-3 minutes.And then soak the wood ear mushroom in cold water to cool down.

  • Second step:Mix everything together in a plate, it is ready to eat.

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