Simmered Maitake and Atsuage

Simmered Maitake and Atsuage

You can make this in ten minutes. The maitake makes this nice and filling.

Ingredients: 3-4 servings

Maitake mushrooms
1 pack
2 blocks
Dashi stock
300 ml
Usukuchi soy sauce
1 tablespoon
1/2 tablespoon
to taste


1. Remove the stump from the maitake mushrooms and shred into small clumps. Cut the atsuage into bite-sized pieces. Cut the mitsuba into 2-3 cm strips (I set aside some whole mitsuba leaves for garnish).
2. Combine the dashi stock, sugar, and soy sauce in a pot and turn on the heat. Once it comes to a boil, add the atsuage and maitake mushrooms and simmer on medium heat for 6-7 minutes. Finally, add the chopped mitsuba, bring back to a boil, and it's done.
3. After transferring to the bowls, you could top with some leaves to garnish.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to make a side dish with the flavor of maitake mushrooms.