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Friday, August 08, 2008

Five Quick Asian Dishes: Steamed Shiitake Mushrooms with Bok Choy and Fatt Choy

Last of our five-part series on quick Asian dishes.

Today is 08-08-08, a very auspicious number to the Chinese. It's also Jaden's birthday today (what a lucky gal!), so I'm posting a very special, yet quick, Chinese dish in her honor.

Steamed Shiitake Mushrooms with Bok Choy and Fatt Choy

steamed shiitake mushrooms with bok choy and fatt choy

adapted from "At Home with Amy Beh" by Amy Beh

10 fresh shiitake mushrooms
A small handful of fatt choy
6-8 bok choy, washed and cut in half lengthwise

Sauce Ingredients
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp Shaoxing wine
1/2 tsp sugar
1 Tbsp sesame oil
a dash of white pepper
1 tsp cornstarch mixed with 2 Tbsp water


  1. Get a pot of water and a two-level steamer boiling.

  2. Put fatt choy in the boiling water with a few drops of sesame oil and a pinch of salt. Soak for a few minutes, then drain and set aside.

  3. Season the shiitake mushrooms with 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp soy sauce, 1 tsp oyster sauce, 1 tsp sugar and 1 Tbsp sesame oil. Steam the mushrooms in the first steamer level for 15 minutes.

    steaming shiitake mushrooms

  4. In another pot, bring the sauce ingredients (except the cornstarch) to a boil. Add the cornstarch slurry to the sauce to thicken it.

  5. Steam the bok choy in the second steamer level until they turn bright green, about 8 minutes.

  6. Arrange the steamed bok choy in a circle with the tops pointing inward on a plate. Pile the shiitakes on top, pour sauce over vegetables and then garnish with the fatt choy.

steamed shiitake mushrooms with bok choy and fatt choy


Aloha, Nate

Five Quick Asian Dishes Series:

"1-4-7" Steamed Eggs
Two Tofus, Two Ways
Mustard Potatoes
Stir-Fried Beef with Ginger and Egg
Steamed Shiitake Mushrooms with Bok Choy and Fatt Choy

This recipe featuring fatt choy is entered into the Weekend Herb Blogging event created by Kalyn's Kitchen and hosted by Dil Se.


Kajal@aapplemint said...

i cant tell you how much i adore this dish. Its my most favourite veggie dish !

Unknown said...

I can have any dish with mushrooms..Sounds interesting..Thanks for sending this for WHB..and my belated wishes to the birthday girl..

Soli Deo Gloria said...

This dish sounds healthy and looks yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe to WHB. Will have to try this, have lots of mushrooms in the fridge... Ning

Kalyn Denny said...

Love the video! This is the first time I've heard of Fatt Choy. Sounds interesting, and the finished dish looks delicious.

Nate @ House of Annie said...

@Kate - awesome!

@Divya - The sauce on the mushrooms makes this dish.

@Ning - Welcome to the blog. Do try it and let us know what you think.

@Kalyn - thanks! That's what WHB is all about, right?

Jude said...

Two of my favorite Asian ingredients in one dish. Yum. These two things always turn out great steamed.

Nate @ House of Annie said...

@Jude - thanks for your comment!