Blanched bok choy with shiitake mushrooms

For having so few ingredients, this dish is full of tremendous flavor.


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 20 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 394 / Protein 32g / Carbohydr. 53g / Fat 14g

Ingredients (4 servings)

10 headsbaby bok choy
100 mlwater
1 clovegarlic
5 gdried shiitake mushrooms
3 tbspvegetable oil (divided)
1.5 tbspsalt (divided)
1 tbspoyster sauce
1 tbspdark soy sauce
1 tbspcorn starch
1 tbspsugar


large saucepan, tongs, large frying pan, 2 large bowls, cutting board, knife, small bowl, bowl for serving

Wine Tip

Fino sherry
A bone-dry sherry goes well with the oyster and soy sauces in this dish.

Step 1

Blanched bok choy with shiitake mushrooms

Soak dried shiitakes in hot water in a large bowl for approx. 20 min. until the caps are tender. Save the water. Mince garlic and ginger. Remove stems from shiitake and cut a cross into the top.

large bowl, cutting board, knife

30 g dried shiitake mushrooms / 100 ml water / 1 clove garlic / 5 g ginger

Step 2

Blanched bok choy with shiitake mushrooms

Wash bok choy and cut a cross near the roots.

10 heads baby bok choy

Step 3

Blanched bok choy with shiitake mushrooms

Bring a large saucepan of water with oil and salt to a boil. Dip the roots of the bok choy into the water for approx. 20 sec., then immerse all of it for approx. 1 min. Transfer to an ice bath to stop cooking process.

large saucepan, tongs, large bowl

2 tbsp vegetable oil / 1 tbsp salt

Step 4

Blanched bok choy with shiitake mushrooms

In a small bowl, mix together oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, corn starch, and reserved mushroom water to form a thick sauce. Heat up oil in a large frying pan and sauté ginger and garlic over medium heat for approx. 1 min. Add shiitakes, sugar, and salt and stir fry for approx. 1 min. Deglaze with sauce, stir thoroughly, and remove from heat.

large frying pan, small bowl

1 tbsp oyster sauce / 1 tbsp dark soy sauce / 1 tbsp cornstarch / 1 tbsp vegetable oil / 1 tbsp sugar / 0.5 tbsp salt

Step 5

Blanched bok choy with shiitake mushrooms

Arrange bok choy in a bowl for serving. Place the shiitake mushrooms in the center. Garnish with sauce. Enjoy!

bowl for serving