Kitchen Tips

Mushrooms: Natures Most Versatile Ingredient

Mushrooms are one of nature’s most versatile ingredients. Not only are they an excellent meat substitute for vegetarians and vegans, they also add flavour and texture to a range of Asian meat recipes. Get to know your Asian mushrooms, then add them to everything from Thai curries to Japanese soups and Indonesian stir-fries.

Crisp salad with mushrooms, tofu and soba noodles

Choose meaty Swiss brown mushrooms for this light yet satisfying Japanese crisp salad with mushrooms, tofu and soba noodles. This vegan dinner is on the table in under 15 minutes.

Crisp Salad with Mushrooms Tofu and Soba Noodles

Cantonese soy garlic pork and forest mushrooms

A mix of Asian mushrooms, such as shimeji and oyster mushrooms, work a treat in this easy recipe for Cantonese soy garlic pork with egg noodles.


Kecap manis mushrooms

Sweet and salty kecap manis is the star ingredient in this Indonesian mushroom stir-fry, a simple vegetarian recipe that’s a cinch to make.

ROD Monday - Kecap Manis Mushrooms

Beef and mushrooms skewers

Five ingredients are all it takes to whip up these juicy Korean beef and mushroom skewers. Try to find king brown mushrooms for extra meaty heft. Perfect with a glass of shiraz.

Beef and Mushroom Skewers with Rosabrook Shiraz

Braised mushrooms and bamboo shoots

To make this Chinese-style dish of braised mushrooms and bamboo shoots a vegetarian main, simply switch the chicken stock for vegetable stock, and use vegetarian oyster sauce.

Braised Mushrooms and Bamboo Shoots Recipe

Tofu & mushroom green curry

We love the springy texture of button mushrooms in this Thai tofu and mushroom green curry. A quick-smart dinner in less than half an hour.

Tofu and Mushroom Green Curry Recipe

Wasabi beef steaks with mushroom rice salad

Fire up the barbecue for these wasabi beef steaks with mushroom rice salad, which gets its depth of flavour from dried shiitake mushrooms.

BBQ wasabi beef steaks with mushroom rice salad

For more plant-based meals, try our easy vegan and vegetarian recipes.

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