Friday, September 15, 2006

Mushroom Craze

Two days ago (Wednesday) was J (Jusco) Card Members’ Day and since we were at Italiannies for dinner on that day, we took da opportunity to look see what cheap items we could grab and upon reaching J Supermarket after dinner, darling and I were so shocked! Oh my god, it was so jam-packed with people and everybody buy like as if there’s no tomorrow! It was a madness sale! Anyways, I joined da crowd and bought lotsa stuff too cause it was real cheap! While it has been quite some time I last went in to da kitchen and cook, I was thinking to help mom to cook one dish da next day as I know that I will be going nowhere since darling will be away for at least 3 days to another state and work. I know that mom loves Mushrooms just like how I love them therefore, I’d decided to buy different types of Mushrooms and I managed to cook it yesterday :D

Basic Information on Mushrooms
In Japanese, Mushrooms are called "Kinoko", literally meaning ‘Child of a Tree’. Mushrooms are a great addition to any meal, especially for those who want a nice nutrutional extra to their main dishes. And with so many varieties, it's hard to go wrong. Mushrooms are not Veges although they are often referred to as such. They are a unique plant food in that they are very low in Carbohydrates because they can't photosynthesise sugars. *Sounds good* ;)

Mushrooms are again unique in that they contain Vitamin B12, something that Vegetables can't produce at all. (Vegetarians who don't eat any meat products may find this a useful way of getting this important nutrient) Nutritionally, Mushrooms are also a good source of Niacin containing as much as in meat (Niacin helps body cells obtain energy from food). Mushrooms also contribute some dietary fibre and small amounts of many of the other B-Complex Vitamins including Folate. (B vitamins are important for healthy cells and tissues and help the body use da energy from Proteins, Fats and Carbohydrates). Mushrooms have virtually no fat and are therefore very low in kilojoules and like all vegetables they are a cholesterol free food. For 100g of Raw Mushrooms it's equivalent to 12 Calories only! *Applause* :D

Types of Mushroom that I bought from J Supermarket: Shiitake Mushroom, Bunashimeji Mushroom, Hiratake (Oyster) Mushroom & Enoki (Golden Needles) Mushroom. Hohohoho... all ready to be cooked!

Basically, it's quite easy to cook this dish.
  1. Clean and dry da Mushrooms
  2. Heat da Wok and pour in 3tbsp Olive Oil
  3. Saute 1tbsp of Chopped Garlic on it
  4. Stir fry da dry Beancurd untilthey turned soft
  5. Pour da Mushrooms one type to another
  6. Add in 1 small cup of Warm Water
  7. Use 3tsp of Sea Salts and 2tbsp of Vegetarian Oyster Sauce
  8. Braise it for 5 minutes and it's all done!

Hmm... doesn't really looks good and tempting :( but quite yummy though and I was delighted that mom loved it! :D


boo_licious said...

I love mushrooms too - didn't dare go for the J card thingy as I know it'll be jam packed with people.

Meiyen said...

*high 5* boo...mushrooms lover ekekekeke.. oh yeah, it was so crowded and i got to queue for 1 hour to pay for da groceries...