Soy wok fried Shiitake mushrooms

I saw a monk cooking soya boiled Shiitake mushrooms in a TV show. Which gave me an idea! 🙂

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Cook Time 15 min
  • Score 10/10

I have started watching Chef’s Table (Netflix original) new season and in second episode the cook is a monk. Monks do not eat meat and eat very very very healthy food, the “temple food” they call it.

And in that episode i saw the monk cooking soy boiled Shiitake mushrooms. Which gave me an idea: frying the mushrooms in the wok with no olive oil or any other kind of oil what so ever.

This recipe is a very simple, 2 steps, one. Here’s it is:


  • Shiitake mushrooms (300 gr)
  • Soy sauce - 2 full table spoons
  • Balsamic vinegar - 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar

Kitchen tools

  • Wok

How I did it

Step 1

Wash the mushrooms! You don't need to peel them but do wash them well inside and outside. 1 shiitake mushrooms

Step 2

Now, cook them!
Drop soy sauce in the pan, get the pan on fire and then add the mushrooms. Unlike the oil, the soy sauce very quickly gets drawn into the mushrooms. And the more you leave them, on low fire, the better! wash shiitake mushrooms 1 I left them 15 minutes on a medium heat level. And the result was amazing. The shiitake mushrooms - which we already know are very very meaty - got so juicy tasty that you could not tell they were mushrooms.

Proof in images below

cooked shiitake mushrooms 1
shiitake mushrooms 3
shiitake mushrooms with butternut squash 1

Now, you tell me...

Is this meat or is this shiitake mushroom? meathy shiitake mushrooms