China,  Mushrooms,  Recipes,  Spring,  Vegetarian

Fried with lion’s mane mushroom

Lion’s mane mushrooms (Hericium erinaceus) are a type of edible fungi that are native to China. They have a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and they are becoming increasingly popular in the West as a culinary ingredient.

Lion’s mane mushrooms have a distinctive appearance, with long, shaggy white “hair” that resembles a lion’s mane. They have a mild, earthy flavour and a firm, meaty texture. When cooked, they can be used in a variety of dishes, from soups and stews to stir-fries and even pasta.

If you’re looking for a unique ingredient to add to your next meal, try lion’s mane mushrooms. You’ll be sure to impress your guests with this exotic fungi!

We need:

Hericium erinaceus (lion’s mane mushroom, houtougu – 猴头菇)
olive oil
Soy sauce
Auricularia auricula-judae (Judas’s ear, 黑木耳 – heimuer)
Tofu skin (Yuba, beancurd skin, beancurd sheet)


Break off the bean curd sticks and soak them in water until soft. Soak Hericium and Judas’ ear in water. Peel the cucumbers and chop the carrots. Boil water, add a little salt and boil slices of Hericius and Judas’s ear. Heat a pan with cold oil and fry the carrots in it for ten seconds. Add the cucumber, Judas’ ear and Hericium. Fry for a few tens of seconds, stirring constantly. Add salt, a little water, stir fry and cook for about a minute. Add soy sauce. Refreshing and fried Judas’s ear, cucumber and Hericium are ready.

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