cooked enoki in a black bowl with soy butter sauce and nori on top

Learn how to cook enoki mushrooms with this quick and easy recipe! Dressed in a soy butter sauce for a delicious and healthy side dish to accompany any meal. 

cooked enoki mushrooms in a black bowl with a soy butter sauce topped with nori strips

Enoki Mushrooms are one of my favourite varieties of mushrooms. Quite frankly, I think they’re super underrated because they look so different from other varieties like oyster mushrooms, button mushrooms or portobello mushrooms.

Unlike shiitake mushrooms or oyster mushrooms, enoki mushrooms don’t have a ton of flavour to them. They take on whatever you dress it in and the texture is crunchy (similar to wood ear mushrooms). They absorb sauces super well so are often used in hot pots because they can soak up all that delicious broth!

After sharing my steamed enoki mushrooms with garlic scallion sauce recipe, I had several requests for more enoki mushroom recipes so today, I wanted to share another one of my favourite ways to cook these cute lil mushrooms up!

ingredients for japanese soy butter enoki mushrooms in bowls on a pearl back drop

How to Cook Enoki Mushrooms in the Microwave

The Ingredients (+Substitutions)

  • Enoki Mushrooms: Typically sold packaged and can be found at your local grocery store or Asian supermarket. Choose enoki mushrooms that are white and firm to the touch.
  • Japanese soy sauce: or subsitite with tamari for gluten free
  • Mirin: can be subtitited with sake and sugar (to taste)
  • Vegan butter: or butter if not vegan
enoki mushrooms in a soy butter sauce in a white bowl

The Directions

I find microwaving enoki mushrooms to be the quickest and easiest way to prepare! However, if you do not have a microwave, you can also steam them like I did for my Enoki Mushrooms with Soy Mushroom Scallion Sauce recipe.

  1. First, cut off the base of the enoki mushrooms. Use your hands to tear them apart into smaller bundles. Then give them a quick rinse. Line them up on a glass bowl and a cover with a microwave safe lid.
  2. Microwave for 45-60 seconds (600 W), or until cooked. Add the soy sauce, mirin, butter and garlic powder, and then mix to combine. Top with aonori and serve!

Make Ahead & Storage Tips

This recipe is good for one serving, however if you do want to prepare it ahead of time to keep in the fridge make double or triple the amount. Allow it to cool until room temperature and then place in a air tight container with a cover. Keep refrigerated for up to 3 days.

Video Tutorial

Serving suggestions

This enoki side dish is really versatile and pairs perfectly with other side dishes, too! Here are some suggestions:

enoki mushrooms with a soy butter sauce in a black bowl

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cooked enoki mushrooms in a black bowl with a soy butter sauce topped with nori strips

Soy Butter Enoki


  • Author: Lisa Kitahara
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x

Description

Learn how to cook enoki mushrooms with this quick and easy recipe! Dressed in a soy butter sauce for a delicious and healthy side dish to accompany any meal. 


Ingredients

Scale

Instructions

  1. Cut off the base of the enoki mushrooms. Rinse and then add to bowl with a cover.
  2. Microwave for 45-60 seconds (600 W), or until cooked. Add the soy sauce, mirin, butter and garlic powder, and then mix to combine. Top with aonori and enjoy! 

Notes

  • Helpful Equipment: microwave safe bowl with a lid 
  • Nutritional Information Disclaimer: Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated on an online tool (Cronometer). 
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: microwave
  • Cuisine: japanese, vegan

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 319
  • Sugar: 8.7g
  • Sodium: 1938mg
  • Fat: 16.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 11.2g
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 36.6g
  • Fiber: 6.8g
  • Protein: 9g
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: side dish, enoki mushrooms

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About Lisa

I'm Lisa, a home cook, recipe developer and founder of Okonomi Kitchen. Here, you'll find a mix of classic and modernized Japanese recipes, and creative, plant-forward meal inspiration using seasonal ingredients. I hope to share more about Japanese cuisine and culture through food and recipes.


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18 Comments

  1. Made it. Loved it! Super quick, super easy, light and delicious flavour. It will be on regular rotation. Thank you!!

  2. So goooood. I only used half of my pack of enokis for a perfect for a mid afternoon snack towards the end of the work day. The butter and soy flavor is so rich, will definitely make this again. You’re recipes are always A+!

  3. My first time trying enoki mushrooms and this was perfect! Super easy and so good! Can’t wait to try other recipes on here 😌

  4. Made this recently for dinner and it was so, so good. Your recipes have been 3 for 3 so far! Can’t wait to make more!! Loving your site!

  5. I haven’t cooked enoki before I saw this recipe, so one day when i saw them in a supermarket I thought I’d give them a try.
    I’d made Lisa’s corn and mayo udon and decided to top it with the soy butter enoki.
    It was sooo good! The crunchy/chewy texture and the deep buttery flavours.. just yess.

  6. Y’all I swear by this recipe!!! This recipe elevates the taste of the enoki with buttery, garlicky flavors. I usually make this over the stove instead of in the microwave & it’s amazing.