Simmered Shiitake Mushrooms

5.0 from 8 reviews

Author: Anita Jacobson




Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Total Time: 35 mins

Serves: 4


  • 8 fresh/dried shiitake mushrooms
  • 300 ml dashi stock (or 300 ml water + 1 teaspoon bonito flavored dashi seasoning)
  • 2 tablespoon mirin
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce


  1. If using dried shiitake mushrooms, soak the mushrooms with cold water overnight to rehydrate and return them into a soft and spongy state.
  2. Use a sharp knife to cut away shiitake stems. If you use fresh shiitake mushrooms, you may want to use a damp cloth to gently clean the caps from dirt. It is best if you don’t wash fresh mushrooms under running water.
  3. Combine dashi stock, mirin, sugar, and soy sauce in a pot. Add shiitake mushrooms and bring to a boil. Simmer until sauce is almost gone. The mushrooms should have a glossy coating from the sauce.
  4. Thinly slice the mushrooms. You can serve this as a side dish with steamed white rice, as a filling for maki sushi or chirashi sushi, and as topping for ramen/udon.

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