Shiitake mushroom recipes

Quick hot and sour noodle soup

Quick hot and sour noodle soup

By Ching-He Huang

The most widely known of all the oriental mushrooms. Shiitake are quite mild when bought fresh, but drying concentrates their flavour. They have a firm, meaty texture that becomes slippery when cooked.

Buyer's guide

Shiitake are now cultivated in Britain and can be bought fresh or dried.


Snip off the hard stems (but don’t discard them – add to soups and stock). Shiitake go well with pork, meat and steamed fish; they can also be mixed with ordinary cultivated mushrooms.

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