Stir-Fried Bell Peppers With Black Fungus
Black fungus aka cloud ear, wood fungus, mouse ear, and jelly mushroom. It is mostly sold dried but is also available fresh. Wood fungus is prized in Chinese cuisine for its crunchy texture and therefore added to dishes only for the last few minutes of cooking. Delightful in salads, soups and stir-fries, it has no flavour of its own, but absorbs the seasonings it is cooked with. Dried fungus must be soaked in warm water prior to use. It swells to many times its size. Black fungus help reduce blood clot, preventing thrombosis, atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease, and cancer.