Pak Choy with Fresh Shiitake

Xiang Gu Xiao Bai Cai 香菇小白菜

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Preparation info

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Every Grain of Rice

By Fuchsia Dunlop

Published 2012

  • About

Shiitake mushrooms, commonly known in Chinese as ‘fragrant mushrooms’, have a rich, savoury flavour that can enhance the taste of other foods, such as the fresh pak choy in this recipe. For an even more intense flavour, use dried shiitake mushrooms, which should be soaked in hot water for 30 minutes to soften. Rinse them, cover with fresh water, bring to a boil and simmer for at least 20 minutes with a dash of Shaoxing wine, some crushed ginger and spring onion and salt to taste. Leave them