Sep 21, 2010

Let's Bake the Mushrooms for Moon Festival!

Happy Moon Festival!
Here's the link if you have no single clue about it - Click Me.

So what do people usually do to celebrate this holiday?
Yes, we Chinese people love to celebrate all kinds of events by food,
Cough*, correction, I mean by "eating" food!

Back in Taiwan, we like to celebrate this holiday by having barbeque,
That's probably the most popular thing to do during Moon Festival,
Admiring the moon while enjoying grilled meat and "bottles" of icy cold beer,
That's life!

But today I'm not gonna talk about grill meat recipes,
(Cz I gonna be stuck in class without any meaty goodies!! Arghh!)
Instead, let's talk about mushrooms, 
Eh no no!
Please hold your objections first,
Just wait and see, this will be one yummy grill/bake mushroom recipe.  


2 packs of enoki mushroom
Ponzu sauce
Unsalted butter

Garlic slices
Toasted sesame seeds
Dried seaweed flakes


Today's main ingredient: Enoki mushrooms.

Super duper simple recipe,
You can make it with a grill or an oven,
Even a kid can do it, just follow my step-by-step pictures below.

If not using a grill, just preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cut off the very bottom stems of the enoki mushroom,
Give it a quick rinse and pat dry.

Make 5 medium sized foil cups and evenly divided the mushrooms into each cup.

Make sure you leave enough foil on the edges so you can close the case before cooking.

For each case,
Drizzle 2 tablespoons of ponzu sauce and place 2 tablespoons of butter on top.

You can also add some sliced garlic for that extra kick.

Seal the top of the case, into the oven for 20 minutes,
Or just place them on the grill (upper part if applicable) for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Once that's done, remove from heat and let them rest for couple minutes,
Be careful when you tear off the foil casing, the steam can burst out and burn your hands!

Best way to enjoy it, eat the mushrooms while they are still inside the foil casing,
Or you can make a prettier presentation by putting them on dark plates,
Sprinkle some toasted sesame seeds and dried seaweed flakes if desired.

Why don't you give it a try next time when having a barbeque?
Trust me,
It'll be a buttery addition next to your juicy burger and steak!

Happy Moon Festival people!

Cindy's Rating: 8


  1. Happy Moon Festival,Cindy! My Vietnamese friends on Twitter were tweeting about it - or I would have never known! Thanks for visiting my blog :)

  2. To Priscilla~
    Happy Moon Festival!! I like your blog a lot!

  3. Oh, my friend made these recently for a bbq we had... so delicious. I never thought of baking them before. I'll have to do that!

  4. To Roxan~
    Thank you for the comment! Give this recipe a try, so easy to clean up too!

  5. Wooo...that butter in the mushrooms....divine!

  6. To Tigerfish~
    It was very buttery, good with a side of "steak" or "burger!"