These Dried Snow Fungus recipes are tasty and authentic! Learn how to use this unique ingredient in all your favorite Chinese dishes, including soups, salads, and more!
Choose from chicken, vegetarian, egg, and dessert options!
What is Snow Fungus?
Snow fungus, or White fungus, is a type of edible fungus used in Chinese cuisine. It's white to pale yellow and resembles an underwater coral.
It has a silky and slightly crunchy texture and absorbs the flavors of the dishes it's cooked with.
It's an essential ingredient in Chinese soups, stir-fries, and sweet, syrupy desserts.
How to prepare it?
Snow fungus is typically sold dry, so it needs to be rehydrated before use.
Soak it in hot water for about 20-30 minutes until it becomes soft and pliable. Then, trim off any tough parts, and it's ready to be used.
Where to buy it?
Dried snow fungus can be found in the dried goods section of most Asian grocery stores. You can also purchase it online.
This Snow Fungus Soup recipe is a sweet soup typically served on special occasions like Chinese New Year!
It features rehydrated fungus simmered with Asian pear, rock sugar, goji berries, and dried sweet dates.
Simmer it for at least two hours, then serve it as a special dessert at a Chinese banquet!
This Chicken Soup with White Fungus is a wholesome and nourishing Chinese soup!
To make, soak dried white fungus and blanch the chicken in a pot. Combine all the ingredients except white fungus and salt, and simmer for at least 2 hours.
Then, tear the white fungus into small pieces, add it to the soup, and simmer for another 1 to 1.5 hours. Serve immediately and enjoy!
This egg drop soup is a quick and comforting dish, ready in under 30 minutes.
To make it, soak dried fungus in water until softened, then tear it into small pieces. Simmer with chicken stock, ginger, shiitake mushrooms, and bamboo shoots. Thicken with a potato starch mixture and gently stir in whisked eggs.
Serve this hearty soup with rice or your favorite noodles for one of our favorite recipes with snow fungus!
This Snow Fungus and Papaya dessert is a traditional soup found at many Hong Kong dessert restaurants or Chinese Dim Sum restaurants!
It takes about 70 minutes to prepare and features various dried ingredients like lotus seeds and lily bulbs.
The papaya adds natural sweetness and pairs wonderfully with the white lotus seeds. Serve hot or chilled after dinner!
This salad is refreshing, quick to make, and has many crisp and crunchy ingredients!
It has fresh cucumbers, wood ear mushrooms, and rehydrated snow fungus.
The dressing gives the salad tons of flavor by combining white wine, rice vinegar, honey, soy sauce, fried garlic, and Sichuan peppercorn oil.
This White Fungus Chicken is a simple steamed dish that takes about 45 minutes to make.
It combines chicken, white fungus, and a spicy sauce made with minced garlic, dried red pepper, oyster sauce, light soy sauce, and salt.
Simply layer everything in a steaming dish and steam for 40 minutes.
Serve with freshly made rice for one of the easiest snow fungus recipes.
Another sweet dessert soup, you say? This dessert soup is a 30-minute set-and-forget recipe!
It features rehydrated white fungus, dried longan berries, lotus seeds, and pearl barley.
Its taste is mildly sweet and herbal, while the texture is gelatinous and slightly crunchy.
Typically, white fungus is eaten in soups, but this recipe combines it with scrambled eggs! It takes about 30 minutes to prepare.
Tear the rehydrated white fungus into small pieces, then mix it with beaten eggs. Next, stir-fry the mixture with chopped shallots until the eggs are cooked.
Finally, add chopped green onions and serve as a side or a main course.
This crisp and crunchy salad is a simple and quick recipe that takes only 15 minutes to make!
To prepare, soak dried fungus and wakame in water until softened, then cook them briefly before mixing them with a sauce made of sugar, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and sesame oil.
Garnish with spring onions and toasted sesame seeds!
This is a non-traditional but tasty Chinese sweet soup! You can eat it for dessert or a snack in the morning or the evening.
To make it, boil quail eggs, then cook barley pearls in water for about 1 ½ hours. Tear the soaked snow fungus into bite-size pieces and add it, along with candied winter melon and rock sugar.
Lastly, drop the peeled quail eggs into the soup before serving it hot or cold!
This ginseng chicken soup recipe features snow fungus, ginseng, red dates, lotus seeds, and dried bean curd in a homemade chicken broth.
The dried ingredients should be rehydrated beforehand to make the cooking process faster,
To make, simmer all the ingredients together for about an hour! How simple is that?
This rice bowl combines the gelatinous texture of snow fungus with eggs and a homemade chicken-stock-based sauce.
It takes approximately 30 minutes to prepare.
First, soak the dried fungus until it softens, then tear it into small pieces. Next, prepare the sauce by combining chicken stock, white pepper, sesame oil, soy sauce, and potato starch.
Cook the egg and fungus mixture, thicken it with the sauce, and serve it over freshly cooked rice!
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