In traditional Chinese medicine , wood ear mushroom or  black fungus has always been recommended for iron and calcium boost, stopping bleeding, increasing blood circulation and anaemia. 

Is a must have for chinese ladies during condiments. During condiment, it is best cook with chicken. Mu’er chicken.



30gm wood ear mushroom
1/2 cup frozen edamame
3 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp. soy sauce

1 tbsp. sesame oil


1. Place mushrooms in a bowl and pour over 8 cups water; let sit until soft, about 30minutes. Drain mushrooms; tear into large bite-size pieces. Blanch in boiling water for 2-3mins .

2.Transfer to a large bowl, toss with edamame and garlic. Mix in a tablespoon of sesame seed and set salad aside.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce and sesame oil until smooth.  Toss with salad and set aside for half an hour before serving. 

*It will have more flavour if you leave it longer.

Aside from the above, wood ear also goes well with broccoli, different spices and sauce.