How to cook (and win!) with Korean shiitake mushrooms

By Oct 19, 2020 Recipes

Did you know that shiitake mushrooms are often used as a meat replacement due to their strong, umami flavour and chewy, meat-like texture?

Native to East Asia, these delicious shrooms are tan to dark brown in colouring, with caps that grow between 2 and 4 inches. Not only are they low in calories, but they also contain many vitamins, minerals, and bioactive plant compounds – making them a great addition to any diet. 

Bought dried and crispy, they’re a great party pleaser when served with a blue cheese dipping sauce. Alternatively, they can be bought fresh and thinly sliced, before stir frying with garlic, ginger and soy for a speedy umami-filled dinner. 

Asian Mushrooms with Jasmine Rice

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For the mushroom lovers reading who ordered this recipe in your Hello Chef box this week, (or, any of the other specially-selected Korean recipes that are listed here), congratulations – you have qualified to win one of 100 prizes up for grabs!

Following our team up with Korean food giant, KFOOD, this competition is an ultra-exclusive opportunity to get your hands on a fantastic range of healthy Korean snacks that are currently unavailable to buy in the UAE. Each product is made with love in South Korea, and delivered directly to your doorstep!

There are two simple ways in which you can be a winner this month. If you ordered any of the Korean recipes that have featured on our weekly menus over the last two weeks, simply upload a snap of your mushroom dish to Instagram and tag @hellochef and for a chance to win $100 worth of healthy Korean snacks. Only 10 of these boxes are up for grabs – may the best dish win!

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Winners will be announced on November 1. Happy cooking, folks!