Dry Shiitake Mushrooms with sesame seeds and vegetarian oyster sauce

Having been dormant for the past few months, I am now back with a food recipe that’s simple enough to make and doesn’t necessarily require the finesse of the likes of Gordon Ramsay to pull off. Mushrooms are a versatile dish and you can easily pair it with various staple foods and it serves as a great starter dish for those who fall into the category of having limited skills in the edibles department.


1 cup of mushrooms (approx. 7-8 mushrooms)

1 tablespoon of olive oil 

1 tablespoon of vegetarian oyster sauce 

1 teaspoon of sesame oil 

1 teaspoon of sesame seeds

The Cooking Process

  1. Soak dried shiitake mushrooms in hot water for 2-3 hours
  2. Squeeze the water out before slicing them
  3. Fry the mushrooms until they’re fully cooked for about 3-5 minutes
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of vegetarian oyster sauce
  5. Add a teaspoon of sesame oil
  6. Cook for another 2-3 minutes with medium heat
  7. Sprinkle sesame seeds after the cooking is done


There you have it! Dried shiitake mushrooms with vegetarian oyster sauce! It is a simple side dish which can be paired with noodles or rice as these are very versatile dishes that often complement most side dishes. In addition, you could always whip yourself a sunny egg to go together with the mushrooms! I hope you’ve enjoyed this recipe and stay tuned for the next installment of this blog! 😃


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