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Enoki Mushroom Recipes -How To Cook Enoki Mushrooms - Top 8 Easy And Delicious Recipes - Salad, Soup, Stir-Fry Tofu, Garlic Scallion Sauce, Crispy Seaweed Wrapped, Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken, Shrimp

Enoki Mushroom Recipes | How to Cook Enoki Mushrooms. Enokis may look delicate, but these tiny fungi pack a flavorful punch and can be used in a variety of dishes.

Explore the Versatility of Enoki Mushrooms in These Delicious Recipes

Enoki mushrooms (Flammulina filiformis), a.k.a. Golden needle mushrooms, are a type of edible fungi that have been enjoyed in East Asian cuisine for centuries. These tiny, slender mushrooms are native to China, Japan, and Korea, and are now widely cultivated in many other parts of the world.

What Does Enoki Mushrooms Taste Like?

Enoki has a subtle flavor profile that sets it apart from commonly used Asian mushrooms such as shiitake or king oyster. Its taste is characterized by a mild, slightly sweet savory flavor and a delicate, slightly crunchy texture.

They are versatile ingredients that can be used in a variety of dishes, and their delicate flavor makes them a good complement to other ingredients in soups, stir-fries, and salads.

While Enokis may be relatively new to Western palates, they have a long and rich history in East Asian culture. In Japan, they are often used in traditional hot pot dishes. While in China, they are often stir-fried with vegetables and meat.

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Where to Buy Enoki Mushrooms?

You can find them at most Asian grocery stores, specialty food stores, and some supermarkets. Additionally, they are available for purchase online from various retailers.

How to Cook Enoki Mushrooms | Top 8 Simple and Delicious Enoki Mushroom Recipes

Whether you are an experienced cook or a novice in the kitchen, Enokis is a versatile and nutritious ingredient that can add depth and complexity to any dish. Here we curated and simplified some delicious recipes to help you incorporate them into your cooking repertoire! Each recipe needs a pack of fresh Enokis!

How to prepare Enoki before cooking: Cut off the root of the mushroom, quickly wash in cold clean water, draining well, and pat dry. Then, separate into bundles.

1. Enoki Cucumber Salad

A refreshing and zesty salad made with fresh Enokis tossed in a delicious dressing with crunchy sesame seeds.

Enoki Mushroom Salad Recipe - Easy Delicious Recipe - inspired by The Plant-Based Wok


  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 cup shredded cabbage
  • 1 scallion
  • 1 handful of cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp red chili oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds


  1. Blanch the mushrooms in salted water for 2 mins, then refresh under cold water and shake dry.
  2. Thinly slice the cucumber and carrot.
  3. Combine Enokis, cucumber, carrot, shredded cabbage, scallion, cilantro, and garlic in a mixing bowl.
  4. Add salt, sugar, soy sauce, and rice vinegar and toss.
  5. Drizzle on red chili oil, sesame oil, and toasted sesame seeds, and mix to combine.

2. Enoki Mushroom Pancake or Omelet

Savory with a hint of mushroom flavor, chewy texture, and crispy edges – perfect as a side dish.

Enoki Mushroom Egg Pancake or Omelet - Easy Delicious Recipe - inspired by Christie at Home


  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 stalks green onion, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • Vegetable oil


  1. In a bowl, mix mushrooms, eggs, flour, onions, salt, and pepper.
  2. Heat oil in a non-stick pan and pour half of the mixture to make a circle.
  3. Fry both sides until golden brown
  4. Slide the pancake onto a plate, flip, and fry the other side.
  5. Slice and serve with your choice of dipping sauce and sesame seeds.

3. Vegetable Soup With Enoki Mushrooms and Bok Choy

A comforting soup in a rich medley of aromatic ginger, and green onions, and a tangy finish from the lime and tamari/soy sauce. You can also serve it with soba noodles.

Vegetable Soup With Enoki Mushrooms and Bok Choy - Easy Delicious Recipe - inspired by The Feed Feed


  • 8 cups of the prepared broth
  • 1 bunch of sliced green onions
  • 2-inch piece of thinly sliced ginger
  • 2 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 4 heads of baby bok choy, sliced
  • 2 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup snap peas, sliced
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 1 lime


  1. Combine broth, green onions, ginger, carrots, brown mushrooms, and salt in a large pot.
  2. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 mins.
  3. Add bok choy, radishes, snap peas, and enoki mushrooms to the pot and stir to warm up.
  4. Add tamari/soy sauce and lime juice, then stir.
  5. Ladle into bowls and top with sprouts and sesame seeds.

4. Tofu and Enoki Mushroom Stir-Fry 

This dish features sliced silken tofu and boiled Enokis, drizzled with a savory garlic-soy sauce and garnished with scallions.

Tofu and Enoki Mushroom Stir-Fry Recipe - Easy Delicious Recipe - inspired by V for Veggy


  • 1 block of silken tofu, drained
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced


  1. Simmer tofu for 2 mins, drain, slice into 6-8 pcs, and plate.
  2. Boil Enoki for 2 mins, drain, and place next to the tofu.
  3. Heat oil in a frying pan on medium-high heat, sauté garlic until fragrant for about 2 mins.
  4. Add soy sauce and sugar, and turn off the heat once the sugar has dissolved.
  5. Take the pan off the heat source, add scallions into the pan, stir, and gently pour the sauce over tofu and Enoki.

5. Enoki Mushrooms with Garlic & Scallion Sauce

A flavorful dish featuring tender Enoki mushrooms topped with a savory sauce made with garlic, scallions, and other seasonings. You can add chili or other spicy sauces if you’re in for a spicy Enoki mushroom recipe.

Enoki Mushrooms with Garlic and Scallion Sauce - Easy Delicious Recipe - inspired by for the Love of Cooking


  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1-2 small cloves of minced garlic
  • 1½ tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 finely chopped scallion
  • ¼ tsp sugar


  1. Boil Enokis for 1 min, then drain on paper towels.
  2. Sauté minced garlic in vegetable and sesame oil for 10 seconds on medium heat.
  3. Add soy sauce, scallions, sugar, and sriracha. Bring to a boil, then turn off the heat.
  4. Slowly pour the sauce over the Enokis, and serve on a small plate.

6. Crispy Seaweed Wrapped Enoki Mushrooms

Enokis are wrapped in crispy seaweed and deep-fried for a crunchy appetizer or snack.

Crispy Seaweed Wrapped Enoki Mushrooms - Easy Delicious Recipe - inspired by Pepper.


  • seasoned nori
  • oil, for frying
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¾ cup soda water


  1. Heat oil to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Slice mushrooms and nori sheet (if using).
  3. Combine dry ingredients, add soda water, and whisk.
  4. Dip mushrooms in batter, wrap with nori strip, and fry for 1-2 mins.
  5. Transfer fried Enokis to a lined plate, and season with salt.
  6. Serve with your choice of dipping sauce.

7. Beef Enoki Mushroom Rolls

Savory and umami-packed bites of thinly sliced beef rolled up with mushrooms, seasoned with a flavorful marinade, and seared until browned on all sides.

Beef Enoki Mushroom Rolls - Easy Delicious Recipe - inspired by Chloe Ting


  • 120g thinly sliced wagyu beef (8 slices)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Beef marinade:
    • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    • ½ tsp sesame oil
    • 1 tsp mirin
    • 1 tsp sake
    • ⅛ tsp ginger powder
    • ⅛ tsp garlic powder


  1. Mix marinade ingredients in a bowl and pour over beef slices. Let it marinate for 15-30 mins.
  2. Cut roots off mushrooms and break them into bunches.
  3. Place Enokis mushrooms on beef slices and roll tightly.
  4. Cook beef rolls in a nonstick skillet until browned on all sides.
  5. Transfer to a serving plate and garnish with sesame seeds and spring onions.

8. Enoki Mushroom With Shrimp

Enokis stir-fried with shrimp, garlic, and your choice of vegetables for a delicious and satisfying meal. You can cook in lower heat if you’re in for a sauteed Enoki recipe.

Enoki Mushroom With Shrimp - Easy Delicious Recipe - inspired by Today's Delight

Check the full recipe from Today’s Delights

Final Thoughts on Cooking Enoki Mushrooms

To maintain their crisp texture, it is recommended to trim the woody base and cook them quickly, while also ensuring proper cleaning and storage to prevent spoilage. Enoki mushrooms’ mild flavor and delicate texture do not overpower other flavors in a dish. Thus, making it an excellent ingredient for home cooks to experiment with!



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Always looking for ways to improve the health of myself and my family led me to the discovery of medicinal mushrooms and the numerous health benefits they have on the body. My mission is to spread this knowledge and help as many people as possible.

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