black fungus

  • Tofu Vegetables

    Vegan Fried Tofu Cakes

    There is a Japanese vegetarian dish called ‘Ganmodoki’, that is fried mashed Tofu mixed with Vegetables, such as Carrots, Lotus Root, Gobō (Burdock Root) and ‘Ginnan’ (Gingko Nuts). Grated ‘Yamaimo’ (Japanese Mountain Yam) is often added. Most of those ingredients are impossible to find where I live. I have tried to make ‘Ganmodoki’ using what …

  • Mushrooms Vegetables

    Garlic Chives & Black Fungus

    Garlic Chives and Black Fungus is a winning combination. This dish was originally a salad. Garlic Chives and Black Fungus are supposed to be blanched, then dressed with the sauce. However, it is easier for me to stir-fry instead of blanching and squeezing. The result is almost identical, but this stir-fried version is naturally less …

  • Mushrooms

    Scrumptious Black Fungus Salad

    Black Fungus, sometimes known as Cloud Ear Fungus OR Jelly Mushroom, is an edible fungus. Dried Black Fungus products are available from Asian grocery stores. Almost tasteless but it has a very pleasant crunchy texture. This is a super easy salad. You may wish to add some Vegetables. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 20g Dried Black …

  • Other Soup Ramen Vegetables

    Hot & Sour Instant Ramen

    In Melbourne where I live, many supermarkets are now selling Japanese ‘Nisshin’ brand Instant Ramen. You really can’t underestimate Japanese Instant Ramen. Here is a fun way to cook ‘Soy Sauce’ flavoured Instant Ramen. If you like Hot & Sour soup, you would enjoy this dish. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 1 serving Instant Soy Sauce …

  • Other Soup Shirataki & Itokonnyaku

    Low-Calorie Hot & Sour Noodle Soup

    This ‘Hot & Sour Soup’ is low in calories, though it is packed with good nutrients. With Noodles, it can be a very filling & healthy meal. If you are trying to lose weight, I recommend Konjac Noodles. They are called ‘Shirataki’ OR ‘Itokonnyaku’ in Japanese, but they are widely available these days as Konjac …

  • Other Soup

    Ginger Egg & Enoki Soup

    On a wet and cold day, everyone would appreciate hot soup. Today I wanted an Asian flavoured egg soup. The very ordinary chicken stock can instantly turn into Asian when fresh Ginger and Spring Onion are added. I used Enoki and Black Fungus, but naturally you can use any vegetables. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 4 …

  • Egg Vegetables

    Stir-fried Tomatoes & Egg

    Tomatoes were on special and I bought some, but they were absolutely bad tomatoes to my disappointment. They were sour and hard. I decided to stir-fry them. I didn’t have and Seafood to cook ‘Prawns Tomatoes & Egg Stir-fry’, so I added Black Fungus. My family enjoyed this dish very much. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Vegetables

    ‘Kimpira’ Carrot & Black Fungus

    ‘Kimpira’ is a Japanese dish of vegetables, commonly root vegetables, that is stir-fried and seasoned with Mirin (Sugar) & Soy Sauce. My mother always used Gobo (burdock root) for the dish, but it is almost impossible to find Gobo in Melbourne where I live. The most commonly available root vegetable is Carrot. I add Black …

  • Mushrooms Vegetables

    Enoki, Black Fungus & Cucumber Salad

    This salad has a vey nice crunchy texture as all three ingredients (Black Fungus, Enoki & Cucumber) have the crunchiness. It is easy to make, yet it can certainly impress your family or guests. If you love Enoki, you got to try this salad. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 10g Dried Black Fungus200g Enoki1/2 Continental Cucumber …

  • Fish Mushrooms

    Black Fungus & Tuna ‘Tsukudani’

    Black Fungus, sometimes known as Cloud Ear Fungus OR Jelly Mushroom, is an edible fungus. It is called ‘Kikurage’ in Japanese. Black Fungus is a popular ingredient for Asian cooking. Almost tasteless but it has a very pleasant crunchy texture. It is a great source of dietary fibre and a variety of minerals. I want …