If you’re a fan of sticky, sweet, pan-Asian cuisine you will love this dish (seriously, it’s bangin’!). It’s quick and easy to put together and guaranteed to impress. Serve with freshly cooked rice and chopsticks

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240g shiitake mushrooms

3 tbsp cornflour

2 tbsp groundnut oil

2 garlic cloves

3cm piece fresh ginger

½ tsp water

1 tbsp sesame oil

2 tbsp light brown sugar

4 tbsp dark soy sauce

2 tbsp rice wine vinegar

1 tsp sriracha sauce, or to taste

1 spring onion, to serve

250g pre-cooked basmati rice (shop-bought or Perfectly Boiled Rice, see page 207), to serve

1 tsp sesame seeds, to serve


  1. Wok or large frying pan on a high heat
  2. Thickly slice the mushrooms and put them in a bowl
  3. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the cornflour over the top and toss everything together with your hands, making sure the mushrooms are well covered
  4. Pour the groundnut oil into the wok or pan and get it nice and hot
  5. Tip in the mushrooms and fry for 4–6 minutes, until cooked through and slightly crisp on the outside
  6. Transfer the mushrooms to a bowl and set aside
  7. Peel and finely chop the garlic and ginger
  8. Spoon the remaining 1 tablespoon cornflour into a small dish and mix it together with the water
  9. Wipe out the wok with kitchen paper and put it back on a low heat
  10. Pour in the sesame oil
  11. Add the chopped garlic and ginger and cook until you release the aromas and they’re bubbling in the oil, about 1 minute
  12. Sprinkle over the sugar and stir until caramelised, about 2 minutes more
  13. Increase the heat slightly and pour in the cornflour mix, soy sauce and rice wine vinegar, then stir for another minute until the sauce has thickened slightly
  14. Add the sriracha and stir it into the sauce
  15. Tip the cooked mushrooms back into the pan and stir to warm through and completely cover in the sauce, a further 1–2 minutes
  16. Finely slice the spring onion
  17. Serve the chewy mushrooms over hot basmati rice, garnished with the sliced spring onion and sprinkled with sesame seeds



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