White Shimeji Mushroom Soup

White Hon Shimeji mushrooms are considered a delicacy and are favored by chefs for their nutty flavor and firm texture for use in soups, stews, and stir-fries.






  • 1 Cup shimei mushroom
  • 1 Piece onion, medium
  • 1 Decilitre (dl) cream
  • 1 Peck black pepper
  • 1 Tea spoon (tsp) salt
  • 3 Table spoon (tbsp) oil
  • 1 Piece roll
  • 1 Tea spoon (tsp) vinegar (normal)
  • 2 Piece garlic cloves

season: Whenever

occasion: 4Holidays

origin: Innovation



I bought a cup of fresh shimei mushroom and decided to make a delicious soup for dinner. The basis of this soup is similar to creamy onion soup. So just finely cut the onion and 1 clove garlic, toast it on a tablespoon oil, add some salt and pepper. Once it is soft but not browned add 3 decilitre water and 1 decilitre cream. Cook it 15 minutes, during you can toast mushroom and the roll. Wash the mushroom and separate roughly by pieces. On a tablespoon oil toast it on high degree, at the end add the chopped garlic and continue to toast up to 1 minutes. Salt and pepper and set aside. Cut the roll into small cubes. Use the same pan - don't wash it just add a tablespoon oil and toast the roll cubes until browned. Serve the hot soup immediately with mushroom and roll separately and add more black pepper if you like it.

Conversion equivalents

Officially, a US Cup is equal to 240 ml or
8 fluid ounces ½ pint or 16 tablespoon.
fluid onces
Fluid - water & milk2408.0
All purpose flour1254.4
Confectioners sugar1254.4
Cocoa powder1184.2
White sugar granulated2007.1
Honey, Syrup34012.0
Vegetable oil2187.7
Table salt2739.6
White Shimeji Mushroom Soup

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Shimeji is actually not just one mushroom, but a group of edible mushrooms native to East Asia. Like most mushrooms, shimeji is rich in guanylic acid, glutamic acid, and aspartic acid, basically components that make shimeji mushrooms full of umami flavors.

Two varieties of shimeji that are commonly sold in the US are buna shimeji/brown beech/brown clamshell mushroom and bunapi shimeji/white beech/white clamshell mushroom.

If you have never tried shimeji before, you are missing out, and I think they look super cute too :) If you can get both the brown and the white varieties, I think using both varieties lends the dish a pretty color combo presentation.

To prepare shimeji, trim off the root part (like enoki if you ever tried that). Then, tear off individual mushroom stalks so they don’t all bunch up together. If you see any dirt, just wipe them off with a wet kitchen town since it’s always better not to submerge mushrooms in water.

Aside from shimeji, you will also need unsalted butter, garlic, soy sauce, salt, ground white pepper, and scallion.

5 Minutes Stir Fry

Once your prep work is done, the dish should be ready in no time.

Heat butter in a frying pan over medium-high heat. Once the butter melts, add shimeji to the pan and cook for 2 minutes.

Add garlic into the pan, mix well and cook for 30 seconds.

Add soy sauce, salt, and ground white pepper. Once the sauce is dry, turn off the heat and transfer to a serving plate.

Serve the shimeji stir fry immediately garnished with thinly sliced scallion.

White Shimeji Mushroom Soup Ingredients

Voila! You have a quick and delicious shimeji mushroom dish. If you want, you can pair this with a plate of pasta too for a quick weekday meal.