Water (together with the soaking water from the shiitake)
Toasted white sesame seeds
Sauté the onions in sesame oil. Once they have become transparent...
add in the rehydrated and chopped shiitake mushrooms and daikon leaves, and mix! Add the salt. After bringing the water to a boil and the daikon leaves have wilted...
add the soy sauce, cover with a lid, and boil for 10-15 minutes.
Prepare the toasted white sesame while you wait (grinding to the right gives the sesame seeds a stronger "Yang" element). Add them to the frying pan from Step 3, and uncover to evaporate out the water. Season to taste, then it's done!
Story Behind this Recipe
While trying to figure out what to do with my daikon radish leaves, I tried out various recipes, but I kept coming back to this one. It's delicious.
When rehydrating the shiitake mushrooms, you can speed up the process by breaking them into smaller pieces, then soak them in water. For best results, you should put them in a jar with water the night before so they can be used right away; I recommend this method since they will be tasty... When I'm in a hurry, I just break them up.