Asian forest greens


100g brown mushrooms
80g seafood (Enoki) mushrooms (or another available kind)
1 garlic clove
Spray oil
1 x 15ml spoon water
100g spinach leaves
2 x 5ml spoon oyster sauce (or vegetarian alternative)


Chopping board, vegetable knife, saucepan, measuring spoons, mixing spoon.


  1. Prepare the ingredients:
    - slice the brown mushrooms;
    - remove the end of the seafood mushrooms;
    - peel and finely chop the garlic.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan.
  3. Add the garlic and mushrooms, fry gently for 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Add the water.
  5. Add the spinach leaves, stir well until they wilt.
  6. Add the oyster sauce (or vegetarian alternative).
  7. Mix well, cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. Serve warm as a side dish.

Top tips:

  • This is a versatile recipe which works with many other leafy vegetables, including broccoli. Why not try other kinds of mushroom as well?
  • Vegetarian/vegan alternatives to oyster sauce include mushroom-based soy sauce, hoisin sauce or sweet soy sauce.


This recipe has been kindly donated by Georgine Leung.


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