Vegan Japanese Cuisine: Leeks & Shiitake Mushrooms


Here is another posting for Holly who has showed such an enthusiasm for leeks. This mini-series of very simple recipes on leeks will also please vegans and vegetarians!

Leeks and Shiitake Mushrooms!

INGREDIENTS: For 2~3 people

-Shiitake Mushrooms: 6~8 fresh
-Leeks: 2~3 depending on their size. Choose them long and mostly white
-Sesame oil: to taste
-Salt & pepper: to taste
-Soy sauce: to taste


-Chop the leeks fine and mix with sesame oil in a bowl

-Take the stems off the mushrooms. Sprinkle mushrooms with salt and pepper. Fill with plenty of chopped leeks.

-Bake in oven for 4~5 minutes until they acquire a pleasant colour.

-Season with soy sauce before serving.


You can easily bring variations with chili pepper, Thai sweet and hot sauce, and chopped herbs of any kind!
Eat as soon as out of the oven (with a beer?)

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10 thoughts on “Vegan Japanese Cuisine: Leeks & Shiitake Mushrooms”

  1. So simple, and I am sure very flavourful. I have never had a stuffed shiitake mushroom, I tend to stick to the criminis and portabellas for my stuffing needs, I am going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing.
    – Brittany


  2. What could be more simpler and healthy. I love shitake mushrooms but unfortunately they are not easily available to me. I think the sesame oil and soy would impart a good flavor to the leeks and mushrooms. Good recipe.


  3. Dear Robert,

    Thanks for sharing so many wonderful recipes…esp the tofu with leeks topping. and this shiitake stuffed with leeks is great ! So many good recipes all at once..haha dun which to try out first 🙂



  4. Robert-Gilles,

    Looks like another fine recipe, just like I like them, simple but good.

    I’m wrting to you here because I think your mail service may be blocking my messages. I wrote to you several days ago to let you know that I’d posted your great contribution on EFF. You can see it here:

    mussels recipe

    Sorry for the delay in letting you know. Take care and I’ll be back to visit often.


    1. Dear kim!
      Sorry to hear you are beng blocked.
      I receive so many spam mails that your mail might have been missed by mistake!
      Could you please try to mail me again!
      Thank you so much for publishing my recipe! Please feel to add any others. If you wish for an original oe, please do tell me!


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