Dried Cloud Ear Fungus + Flower Shiitake are HERE!
Plus, paojiao (pickled peppers) and caiziyou (roasted rapeseed oil) are back!
What do you do when you need a last-minute side or have a whole chicken to despatch? These recipes for 凉拌木耳 (liángbàn mù'ěr), wood ear salad with paojiao, and 炖鸡汤 (dùnjītāng), stewed chicken soup, are our answers to those questions.
They also show you how to use our new 云儿 (yún'er) dried cloud ear fungus, a premium grade wood ear, and 白花菇 (bái huāgū) dried white flower shiitake, a premium grade shiitake mushroom. These dry pantry staples keep indefinitely in a cool, dark place and rehydrate into liangban, stir-fry and stewing superstars!
Our shiitake mushrooms also make a great alternative for anyone trying to eat less meat. Take them for a spin in my new vegan mapo tofu recipe and learn some handy tips for keeping your tofu intact while cooking mapo tofu, vegan or not.
🌶Kathy & Mala Mama🌶