Chinese Shiitake Mushroom Dish

I am sorry for not having a better name for this dish. This comes directly from my mother-in-law who discovered it to be one of my favorite dishes that she makes. When I started visiting K’s parents, I was presented with fairly straightforward Chinese food that they thought would be least threatening to my poor white-people senses. Hehe. Well, one day his mom introduced this mushroom dish and I really liked it, even though the little guys are super slippery and challenging for me with my poor chopstick skills. Now, she makes it almost every time we visit because she knows I like it so much. This most recent visit, I had her teach it to me. She sent us home with some awesome dried mushrooms and a special sugar I’d never heard of before to make it.

This is Rock Sugar Candy that his family uses only for this dish.

I had posted a picture on Twitter of one of the mushrooms while I was visiting, and now I can make them for myself! I didn’t nail the recipe the first time because I was confused about the amount of liquid compared to my pan size, but now I have it down…

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