I've been using a lot of black fungus lately. Although it doesn't add much flavour to a dish, maybe a slight hint of earthy flavour, it adds texture and sauces cling on to the fungus quite well. Besides, it has a lot of health benefits.
Black fungus is also known as cloud ear or wood ear. It is rich in vitamin D, B1 and B2, iron and fiber. It is believed to lower cholesterol, help clear blockages in arteries, relief joint paints and help fight cancer. In other words, it is good for you and another great food to incorporate into your healthy diet!
Stir-Fried Pork with Ginger and Black FungusPrintable recipe
Prep time: 15 mins
Marinade time: 1 hr
Cook time: 15 mins
Yield: serves 2-3
- 280 g pork - thinly sliced
- 25 g dried black fungus - soaked in warm water until softened (about 30 mins), cut into small pieces
- 3 cloves garlic - minced
- 30 g ginger - julienned
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tbs grated ginger
- 1 tbs oyster sauce
- 1 tsp light soy sauce
- 1 tbs Shaoxing wine
- A few dashes white pepper powder
- 1 tsp cornstarch
- Combine pork and all ingredients for marinade. Leave to marinate for at least 1 hr.
- Heat up a bit of oil in a pan.
- Add ginger, sate until lightly browned. Add garlic, saute until fragrant.
- Add black fungus, stir-fry for a few mins.
- Mix in pork, stir-fry until meat is cooked. Add a bit of water if too dry.
- Season to taste.