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Bamboo fungus Fungus Recipe

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Bamboo fungus, or bamboo pith (竹荪,ZhuSun) , is a fungus grown on the withered root of bamboo shoots. It’s one of the high-end ingredients in Chinese cuisine. Crispy and tender by taste, it’s full of nutrition. Containing 20% protein, it’s a good choice for vegetarian/vegan friends. The following is its benefits:

1. nourishing yin and tonifying qi;

2. moistening the lung and reliving cough;

3. clearing heat and removing fat in the abdomen;

4. anti-cancer.


So the recipe is good for people who are with obesity, high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia,  or cancer.


Bamboo fungus is usually cooked in soups, stews, and steams.   

Steamed Stuffed Bamboo Fungus



5-6 bamboo fungus, dried

1 carrot, small

3-4 black mushroom, fresh

1-2 asparagus, middle

1 Chinese celery stem


1 teaspoon onions, chopped

1 teaspoon garlic, chopped

1 teaspoon soy sauce

1 teaspoon rice wine

1 pinch salt

1 teaspoon sesame oil



1 tablespoon tomato sauce

1 teaspoon soy sauce

1 tablespoon cornstarch


2 tablespoon olive oil



1. Soak bamboo fungus in lukewarm water for at least 2 hours. Remove skirt part.

  Boil celery. Cut into several strips and take 5-6 celery ribs.

2. Prepare the filling.

  a. Wash carrot, black mushroom, and asparagus. Cut into very fine small pieces, like grains. 

b. Heat oil in a wok. Add Seasoning (onions,garlic).Stir till fragrance comes out. Stir fry the above ingredients in the wok.

c. Add 1 teaspoon soy sauce, rice wine, and a pinch of salt. Continue to stir fry till cooked. Sprinkle sesame oil. Turn off heat and shift to a plate.


3. Stuffing the bamboo fungus by using a pastry piping bag. Bund each stuffed bamboo fungus mouth with a celery rib.

4. Arrange stuffed bamboo fungus in the tray of a steamer. Steam 7-10 mins.

  Take out the plate.

5. Making sauce.

a. Add 1/2 cup water in a wok, bring to a boil.

  b. Mix tomato sauce, soy sauce, and cornstarch. Add the mixture into the wok.

Stir quickly till mix well and become smooth. Pour on the steamed stuffed bamboo fungus.


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