By Sam Turner

Miso Braised King Oyster Mushroom Noodle Bowl

Alright, let's talk about something that's going to change your noodle game forever - a Miso Braised King Oyster Mushroom Noodle Bowl. This isn't your average, run-of-the-mill noodle dish. It's a culinary adventure, a bold journey into flavor that you won't forget. And the star? King Oyster mushrooms. Trust me, fresh ones make all the difference. They're not just mushrooms; they're the essence of the earth, packed into a meaty, flavorful punch. Here's how you make this masterpiece:

Ingredients:

  • 2 large King Oyster mushrooms, sliced lengthwise
  • Oil or fat of your choice, we use ghee or beef tallow
  • 3 tablespoons miso paste – the good stuff
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce – for that umami kick
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar or honey – balance is key
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced – because garlic is life
  • 1-inch piece ginger, grated – for that zing
  • 2 cups vegetable broth – quality matters
  • Your choice of noodles – soba, ramen, whatever speaks to you
  • A handful of scallions, chopped – for a sharp bite
  • Cilantro, roughly torn – for a fresh hit
  • A sprinkle of sesame seeds – it's all in the details
  • Chili flakes, if you’re feeling fiery

King Oyster Noodle Bowl

The Method:

  1. Mushroom Magic: Heat the oil or fat in a pan. Add the King Oyster mushroom slices. Cook them until they’re beautifully golden. This is where flavor starts.

  2. The Flavor Symphony: Mix the miso, soy sauce, brown sugar (or honey), garlic, and ginger. This isn’t just a sauce; it’s a flavor bomb. Pour it over the mushrooms. Let the flavors meld.

  3. Braise Like a Boss: Add the vegetable broth. Let it simmer, then turn down the heat. Let those mushrooms braise and soak up all the goodness. Give it about 10-15 minutes. Patience is key.

  4. Noodle Nirvana: Cook your noodles. Drain them, set them aside.

  5. Bringing It Together: Noodles in bowls. Top with those glorious mushrooms and some of that braising liquid.

  6. The Final Act: Garnish with scallions, cilantro, sesame seeds, and chili flakes. This is where it all comes together.

  7. Serve and Savor: Take a photo and tag @earthling.bkk then dive in.

There you have it, a Miso Braised King Oyster Mushroom Noodle Bowl. Those King Oyster mushrooms, fresh and full of earthy goodness, are what make this dish. Enjoy the ride. 🍜🍄🌿