How to Cook the Delicious King Oyster Mushroom and Chestnut Stir Fry?

Q: Can I use different types of hot pot sauce for this recipe?
A: Yes, you can choose any hot pot sauce you prefer or create your own mixture.

Q: Is it necessary to blanch the king oyster mushrooms before stir-frying?
A: Blanching helps to soften the mushrooms and remove any impurities. It’s a recommended step but can be skipped if you’re short on time.

Q: How do I know when the chestnuts are fully cooked?
A: The chestnuts are cooked when they are tender and the sauce has thickened, usually after stewing for a while under a covered pot.

King Oyster Mushroom and Chestnut Stir Fry


  • 1 large King Oyster Mushroom
  • Chestnuts, as desired
  • Hot pot sauce, to taste
  • A small amount of green onions, ginger, and garlic
  • Few dried chili peppers
  • A little dark soy sauce
  • Cornstarch, for coating
  1. Cut the king oyster mushroom into thin strips. Tear the outer layer by hand and slice the inner layer into strips.
  2. Blanch the strips in water, then squeeze out the excess water.
  3. Form some of the mushroom strips into bundles.
  4. Coat the mushroom strips and bundles in cornstarch.
  5. Fry the coated mushrooms in oil until golden brown, then set aside.
  6. In a pan, heat oil and stir-fry dried chili, green onions, ginger, and garlic until fragrant.
  7. Add a small piece of hot pot sauce (any variety) and stir.
  8. Add the chestnuts and stir-fry until they start to soften.
  9. Return the mushrooms to the pan and stir-fry briefly.
  10. Add a splash of dark soy sauce for color and stir until evenly coated.
  11. Add water and cover the pan. Stew until the chestnuts are tender and the sauce thickens.
  12. Serve hot, enjoying the subtle chicken-like flavor of the king oyster mushrooms.
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  • Rich in dietary fiber from the mushrooms and chestnuts.
  • Contains vitamins and minerals from the vegetables and chestnuts.
  • Low in calories, making it a healthy choice for a meal.