Wood Ear

Wood Ear mushrooms, also known as Tree Ear mushrooms or Black Fungus, have a distinctive appearance with thin, velvety dark-brown to black caps that resemble an ear or a leaf. They have a mild flavor and a slightly crunchy, gelatinous texture when rehydrated and cooked. Wood Ear mushrooms are often used in Asian cuisines for their unique texture and appearance.


Wood Ear Mushroom Ramen 


  • 2 bundles of pre-made ramen noodles

  • 1 cup fresh Wood Ear mushrooms, cleaned and sliced

  • 4 cups chicken or vegetable broth

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 tsp sesame oil

  • 1 tsp grated ginger

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1 green onion, sliced (for garnish)

  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Sauté minced garlic and grated ginger in vegetable oil.

  2. Add sliced Wood Ear mushrooms and cook for 2-3 minutes.

  3. Pour in broth and simmer for 10-15 minutes.

  4. Add soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, and pepper to taste.

  5. Cook pre-made ramen noodles, drain, and rinse with cold water.

  6. Divide noodles among bowls.

  7. Ladle hot mushroom broth over noodles.

  8. Garnish with sliced green onions.

  9. Serve hot and enjoy.

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