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Bamboo fungus Fungus Recipe

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

 

Ingredients:

5-6 bamboo fungus, dried

1 carrot, small

3-4 black mushroom, fresh

1-2 asparagus, middle

1 Chinese celery stem

Seasoning

1 teaspoon onions, chopped

1 teaspoon garlic, chopped

1 teaspoon soy sauce

1 teaspoon rice wine

1 pinch salt

1 teaspoon sesame oil

 

Sauce

1 tablespoon tomato sauce

1 teaspoon soy sauce

1 tablespoon cornstarch

 

2 tablespoon olive oil

 

Instructions

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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