Tofu and mushrooms in oyster sauce

Tofu and mushrooms in oyster sauce


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About this recipe: A delicious stir fry dish. Three types of mushrooms are stir-fried with tofu, onions, garlic and seasoned with a light oyster sauce. Serve as a side dish with freshly cooked rice.

tonytsang Quebec, Canada

Serves: 4 

  • 200g dried pioppino mushrooms, soaked and stems removed
  • 150g dried black fungus, soaked and stems removed
  • 1 (425g) tin straw mushrooms, drained
  • 500ml water
  • 1 (396g) block tofu, drained and diced
  • 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 teaspoon sugar
  • 125ml water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 dessertspoon chopped garlic
  • 2 spring onions, chopped into 2.5cm pieces
  • 1/2 red chilli, finely chopped or to taste
  • 1 medium onion, finely sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Prep: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 500ml 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 1 tablespoon oil over high heat. Stir-fry the garlic, spring onions and red pepper until fragrant, about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Stir in the onion and salt, cook until soft, 3-4 minutes. Add the pioppino mushrooms, black fungus, straw mushrooms, tofu and sauce, stir to mix. 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 Chinese/Oriental speciality stores.

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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