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Black Fungus Salad with Onion

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This colourful mu-err mushroom (black fungus) salad with coriander leaf (cilantro) and onion contains re-hydrated goji berries.

I prefer this salad to the one with carrots, but my favourite black fungus salad to date is the one with cucumbers and star anise.

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Smashed Cucumber Salad

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I used this recipe, but I had to make my own smoky vinegar as I didn’t have any black vinegar. It has a little too much sesame oil for my taste, so if I make it again I will reduce the sesame oil a little.

Green Bean and Raspberry Salad

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This recipe is for a green bean and raspberry salad with buttermilk and grilled goat cheese. I decided to use lettuce from my garden instead of the little gem lettuce the recipe calls for, and I skipped the hazelnuts.

I thought the salad tasted nice but did not require so many ingredients. Due to the shallots in the dressing, I could not really make out the mint or tarragon, and I didn’t feel that the raspberries added anything to the dish. The goat cheese, however, went very well with the dressing and I would probably use it in a simplified version of the salad.

Buttermilk Tahini Dressing

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I halved the salad dressing in this recipe, and applied it to my own salad. It made a pleasant change from my usual vinaigrette.

Grilled Cabbage with Nam Prik

I didn’t have a pointed cabbage, but a plain white cabbage still grilled up nicely. I left out the fish sauce to make it vegan. Everyone who tasted it enjoyed the sauce.

Black Fungus with Marinade

I am very fond of black fungus, also known as mu-err or wood-ear mushroom. This is another salad preparation which includes carrots and coriander leaf (cilantro). I used a green chilli instead of a red one because I didn’t have any fresh red ones.

I prefer the cucumber salad with its hints of star anise, but this one is quicker to make.

Black Fungus Cucumber Salad

I modified this recipe by briefly boiling the mu-err mushrooms (black fungus) to ensure they were tender. I really liked this salad, in part because I love both star anise and mu-err mushrooms.