Monday, June 3, 2013

Braised Mushrooms With Snow Peas and Black Fungus

Truth be told - I splash oyster sauce into most of my braised soy sauce dishes because I 'believe' it compliments the overall taste.

It's also a quick and easy way to add robust flavour into a simple dish of vegetables. A dash here and there into a hot wok of greens and it's ready to be served in minutes!

Below is a recipe for a simple dish I made the other day using mostly gooey sweetish oyster sauce.

Braised Mushrooms With Snow Peas and Black Fungus

- 10 pcs dried Chinese mushrooms
(Soak in water for 1-2 hours until rehydrated, then remove stem. Rinse and change water once in between.)
- 10-15 pcs dried black fungus
(Small, soft variety - soak in water for 30mins until soft and spongy. Cut away hard parts. Rinse and soak in fresh water until ready to cook.)
- 20 pcs snow peas
- 1 clove garlic (chopped)
- 3 tbsp Oyster sauce
- Pinch of chicken stock granules
- 1 tsp cornflour (dilute in 1 tbsp water)
- 1 tbsp cooking oil
- A handful of fresh coriander for garnishing (roughly chopped)

1) Heat oil in pan. Saute garlic until lightly browned.

2) Toss in the wet mushrooms and black fungus. While stirring, season with oyster sauce and chicken stock granules. Coat well with sauce and cook covered for 1-2 minutes. 

3) Add the snow peas in, stir until cooked.

3) Add cornflour into the mix. Give it a quick stir and serve garnished with fresh coriander.

Note: (
You can add a bit of water if you want more sauce.

I do not drain away excess water from the mushroom and black fungus before cooking. I usually toss them in wet, dripping with water. This water makes the sauce.)

Braised Mushrooms With Snow Peas and Black Fungus topped with Fresh Coriander

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  1. Glad I stumbled over to your blog. Adore the recipes and I noticed many Asian style dishes. This dish looks so inviting and just perfect with a plate of rice.


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