Chinese-style Salad with Carrot and Enoki Mushrooms

Chinese-style Salad with Carrot and Enoki Mushrooms

The enoki mushrooms are microwaved, and the carrots are rubbed with salt to remove the raw texture. This is a staple in our house and we like to chill the salad before eating it.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Enoki mushrooms
1 bag
★ Soy sauce, mentsuyu, sesame oil
1 tablespoon each
★ Vinegar
2 tablespoons
★ Ichimi chili pepper powder, sesame seeds
A small amount


1. Take the roots ends off the enoki mushrooms, and shred. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes.
2. Finely julienne the carrot using a vegetable slicer (if using a knife, slice thinly as possible). Sprinkle with salt and leave for a while. Squeeze to remove excess water.
3. Mix the enoki mushrooms and carrot with the ★ ingredients. Chill very well before serving.

Story Behind this Recipe

This Chinese-style dressing is a staple in our house.
I used to use bottled Chinese dressing when I was a newlywed. I took a good look at the ingredients, and thought that I could replace the umami with mentsuyu noodle sauce! So I settled on this ratio. It has more vinegar than the norm.