Three Cups Mushrooms
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Mushrooms lovers will love this vegetarian variation of the Taiwanese three cups chicken recipe of three cups mushrooms (三杯菇), using fresh shiitake mushrooms. I have leftover sweet basil leaves and decided to cook a three cups dish. Since we just had the chicken version a week ago, I made a meatless variation this time.
“Three Cups” refers to the trio combination of sesame oil, soy sauce and Chinese wine, but it does not mean using one cup each of the condiment – rather, equal parts (1:1:1) of each depending on the quantity you are cooking. The 1:1:1 formula is flexible too, for example, I always use less soy sauce with more Chinese wine and sesame oil. The mushrooms cook quickly (about 5 minutes of simmering), so this is a great side dish on busy nights. Three cups dishes are traditionally cooked in a claypot, but you can always use a regular wok or pan if you do not have one.
I spy flower-shaped carrots! They are so cute!
Hi… I love this dish! Anyway, instead of using shiitake mushrooms, can we use dried mushrooms for this dish?
Yes you can. But you need to soak the dried mushrooms in hot water first to soften. And the simmering/braising time will be longer as compared to using fresh mushrooms to become tenderly cooked, so you have to adjust the water and condiments accordingly too.
I love a sauce like this that’s easy to remember. Sounds great with the shitakes too!
The ingredients into your 3-cup mushrooms are very 丰富 with those carrots! :)
mind to share where u get the fresh basil leaves from ?
the closest i can find are dried ones selling at ntuc and coldstorage .
can get sweet basil at Giant, Supermarket and NTUC but they may not carry it daily. I personally find that Giant sells it the cheapest.
Loved your dish, unfortunately they don’t have basil in Vietnam, so i used spinach instead!
was still yummy tho!