Tofu and King Oyster Mushrooms

I made a giant trip to H-Mart to stock-up on huge bottles (soy sauce, sweet soy, rice vinegar, sesame oil, olive oil, canola oil, chili) and of course came home with bags of vegetables. Oh H-Mart – you are so cheap, and you have such a selection, you lure me in every time. Trying to make the best use of the firm tofu in the fridge (I bought a 5 lb. container), bok choi and king oyster mushrooms that were blessedly on sale, I adapted this recipe into the meal above. I’m never adverse to adapting recipes – keeping what I like, tossing what I don’t, and always adding more garlic, ginger and spice. But it also makes plenty of sense to exchange vegetables you already have in the fridge (like my bok choi) for others (the carrots and broccoli called for in the recipe).

Tofu marinated in lemongrass and chili, pre-fried, and added at the last minute to fried king mushrooms, bok choi and a light coconut and chili oil broth. Served over left-over brown rice, with plenty of just blanched green onions. Delicious

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Erin Gautsche cooking in and eating out, traveling and learning; curious and vegetarian.

2 thoughts on “Tofu and King Oyster Mushrooms”

  1. Yum! a couple questions–i don’t think i’ve ever been to hmart. is it sufficiently cheaper or better than the asian groceries in philly to make up for the bridge toll? also, i looked for dark sweet soy to make pad see ew recently and could only find ones that had msg. Do you have one that doesn’t? Thanks!

    1. H-mart isn’t really cheaper than the other Asian markets. It is easier to get to if you don’t have a car, because it’s just a block of the 69th St. subway stop. It has a food court upstairs, which makes for a fun trip. And it has a MUCH better selection or produce, which is why I think it’s a winner. There are two brands of sweet soy sauce I usually buy: Kwong Hung Seng (or dragon fly brand, with the blue label) and ABC, which is an Indonesian Brand. The ABC brand is an actual sweet soy, and some sweeter than the dragonfly, which is considered a “black” soy sauce. DragonFly brand does not have preservatives, so you should store it in your fridge. I bought Healthy Boy brand this last trip, so I’ll give that a try. I’m not sure about the ingredients in either ABC or Healthy Boy. BUT if you can’t find one you like, you can make your own:

      You can use this recipe, or for emergency’s mix brown sugar with soy sauce! http://www.whats4eats.com/sauces/kecap-manis-recipe

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