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Easy Oyster Mushroom Stir-Fry

4.5 from 2 votes
This oyster mushroom stir fry is quick and easy. The whole dish is light and balanced. It has a nice garlicky taste, and the drops of soy sauce brings out the fresh, delightful flavor of the mushrooms.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 1 to 2
Author: Omnivore's Cookbook


  • 360 grams (13 ounces) oyster mushrooms , tough ends removed and cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic , chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons light soy sauce
  • cilantro for garnish , chopped (Optional)


  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add mushrooms. After 20 seconds, iImmediately remove mushrooms with a colander or slotted spoon and drain (you don't need to dry the mushrooms).
  • Heat a nonstick skillet over medium high heat until hot, about 1 minute. Add vegetable oil and heat for about 1 minute. Add garlic and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add mushrooms, give it a stir, then spread sugar on top. Keep stirring mushrooms for about 1 minute 30 seconds, until the edges turn slightly golden. Sprinkle salt and pour soy sauce over mushrooms. Quickly stir for another minute, until the soy sauce is absorbed evenly. Stop heat and transfer mushroom to a plate.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve warm.