Woodear (木耳) is a kind of Chinese mushroom that when cooked looks a bit like jelly. It is used in soup, sautéed dishes and in salad. Here is a simple woodear mushroom salad. You can experiment with other kinds of mushroom too.
3 cups woodear mushroom, recovered from dry.
1 tablespoon grated celery
1 tablespoon white sesame
½ tablespoon hot chili oil
1½ tablespoon soy sauce
½ tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
½ teaspoon ground Szechuan pepper
1 teaspoon grated ginger
½ teaspoon sesame oil
Mix hot chili oil, soy sauce, Balsamic vinegar, sugar, ground Szechuan pepper, grated ginger, and sesame oil. Add water or soy sauce to adjust taste.
Boil a pot of water, cook woodear mushroom for 3 to 5 minutes. Drain and let cool.
Put woodear mushroom in a bowl. Pour sauce over。 Top with celery and sprinkle with sesame.
Serve at room temperature or refrigerate.