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Organic Wood Ear Mushroom Salad

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An easy and comforting Chinese side dish made with Chinese wood ear mushrooms.

Prep Time

5 mins


Cook Time


5 mins


Total Time


10 mins


  • 1/4 cup dried wood ear mushrooms

  • a small bunch of coriander

  • 1/4 middle size onion


  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped

  • 1 fresh Thai chili pepper, cut into small pieces

  • 2 tbsp. vegetable cooking oil

  • 3 spring onion white, cut into small sections

  • 1 tbsp. Chinese black vinegar

  • 2 tbsp. light soy sauce

  • 1/2 tbsp. sesame oil

  • pinch of salt if necessary

  • 1/2 tsp. sugar

  • 1 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds, optional


1. Soak the dried mushrooms in warm water for 30 minutes until they absorb the water and become soft. Rinse in cold water. Tear larger pieces into bite-size and remove the sandy ends. Wash carefully and make sure no sand is contained. 

2. Cook soaked mushrooms in boiling water for around 1 to 2 minutes. Turn off the fire and place the onion slices in. Transfer out immediately and soak in cold water to cool down. 

3. Completely drain the wood ear mushrooms and then place them on a serving plate. 


4. Heat oil in a pot and fry garlic, spring onion, and fresh Thai peppers until aromatic over a slow fire. Turn off fire and add all the other seasonings. Mix well and serve.

Recipe Notes

There are lots of other versions in China, for example, you can add sliced cucumber and goji berries.


Nutrition Facts


Wood Ear Mushroom Salad


Amount Per Serving


Calories 63Calories from Fat 36


% Daily Value*


Fat 4g6%


Sodium 1086mg47%


Potassium 39mg1%


Carbohydrates 3g1%


Protein 1g2%


Vitamin A 200IU4%


Vitamin C 8.8mg11%


Calcium 24mg2%


Iron 0.4mg2%


* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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