Dried Shiitake Mushrooms

Vietnamese cooking uses dried shiitake mushroom (nam huong) a lot to add an earthy flavor to the dish.

Vietnamese cooking uses dried shiitake mushroom (nam huong) a lot to add an earthy flavor to the dish.

How to use

You can use it to flavor stock/broth, or you can mince it and add it to for example meatballs and fried spring rolls. You can also slice it and use in stir-fry.

How to prep

Dried shiitake mushroom requires soaking. Boil some water and pour it over dried shiitake mushrooms. Let the mushrooms soak for 5 – 7 minutes, or until they are plump and softened.

Where to buy

You can find dried whole shiitake mushroom at Asian grocery stores.

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