Dried Wood-Ear Mushrooms

Wood-ear mushroom (moc nhi) is curly, crunchy and has almost no flavor. Vietnamese cooking uses it to add crunchiness to the dish.

Wood-ear mushroom (moc nhi) is curly, crunchy and has almost no flavor. Vietnamese cooking uses it to add crunchiness to the dish.

How to use

The most common uses are adding it to meat mixture or stir-fry.

How to prep

Dried wood-ear mushroom requires soaking, and it does become much bigger after it has been rehydrated. Pour boiling water over dried wood-ear mushrooms and let them soak for 5-7 minutes, or until they are fully rehydrated.

Where to buy

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

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