Stir Fried Mushrooms and Tofu

    30 minutes

    Although suitable as a main I often use this as a side dish. The three types of mushrooms, pioppino, black and straw, are stir fried with tofu then joined by oyster sauce.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 200g dried pioppino mushrooms, soaked and stems removed
    • 150g dried black fungus, soaked and stems removed
    • 1 (425g) tin straw mushrooms, drained
    • 2 cups (500ml) water
    • 400g firm tofu, drained and diced
    • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
    • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
    • 1/3 teaspoon salt
    • 1/3 teaspoon sugar
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) water
    • 1 tablespoon oil
    • 1 teaspoons diced garlic
    • 2 spring onions, cut into 2.5cm pieces
    • 1/2 red chilli, finely diced or to taste
    • 1 medium onion, finely sliced
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Blanch the pioppino mushrooms, black fungus and straw mushrooms in boiling water for 3 minutes. Drain well and set aside.
    2. Bring water to the boil. Cook the tofu for 5 minutes, drain and set aside.
    3. In a small bowl, mix together the oyster sauce, sesame oil, salt, sugar and water. Set aside.
    4. Heat a large frying pan with oil over high heat. Stir fry the garlic, spring onions and chilli until fragrant; about 2-3 minutes.
    5. Stir in the onion and salt then cook until soft; 3-4 minutes.
    6. Add the pioppino mushrooms, black fungus, straw mushrooms, tofu and sauce then stir to mix.
    7. Heat through and drain off any liquid. Re-heat the mixture 1-2 minutes before serving.


    Pioppino are a type of Japanese mushroom. They are also known as black poplar mushrooms and shimeji.
    Black fungus are also known as wood ear mushrooms.
    You will find both types of mushrooms in Asian speciality shops.

    Cook's note

    If you like a thicker sauce add a little bit of cornflour and water to the sauce towards the end.

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