Kinoko no butter shoyu itame – Mushrooms with butter and soy sauce

Butter and soy sauce?! Does this sound crazy to you? Well, it might, but it tastes great. You know Japanese cooking uses many different kinds of mushrooms, such as エリンギeringi, 椎茸shiitake, しめじshimeji and 舞茸maitake. You can cook this recipe with any mushroom. I personally eat this dish with plain white rice but you can also eat it as a side dish western style served with fish or meat. If your soy sauce is sitting in your kitchen cupboard, waiting to be used for occasional Asian cooking, then bring it out and cook this dish. Just a tablespoon of soy sauce will add additional flavor to your usual dishes.



  • 3 eringi mushrooms
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tsp mirin, if you have it
  • Chopped scallion


1. Cut the mushrooms into easy-to-eat size. If you use the mushrooms which I mentioned in the introduction, you don’t really need to wash them.

2. Heat a pan on a medium heat and place the butter in. Once the butter is melted, add mushrooms and cook for a few minutes until they soak up the butter and become soft.

3. Add soy sauce and mix well. Once you add the soy sauce, it is easy to burn it, so be careful and reduce the heat if you need to.

4. Add scallions and mix lightly before serving. You don’t need to cook the scallions through.


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04:23 15 Jul , 2024