Ginger and Black Fungus Chicken Recipe (姜丝云耳鸡)
May 16th, 2008 25 Comments

Ginger and Black Fungus Chicken Recipe (姜丝云耳鸡)

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Recipe: Ginger and Black Fungus Chicken (姜丝云耳鸡)

Adapted from “Thai Cooking Made Easy


1 skinless & boneless chicken breast (cut into strips)
2 inches ginger (peeled and cut into thin strips)
1 teaspoon oyster sauce
1 1/2 teaspoon kecap manis (sweet soy sauce)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon fermented soy beans (taucheo)
4 pieces dried black fungus (pre-softened in warm water for 30 minutes, then cut into bite-size pieces)
1 1/2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 small red onion (quartered)
2 tablespoons water
1 stalk scallion (cut into 1 inch length)


Heat up the cooking oil in a wok and stir fry the ginger strips until aromatic. Add in the onions and black fungus and do a few quick stirs. Add the fermented soy bean before adding the chicken strips into the wok. Stir-fry the chicken meat until the color changes, then add in oyster sauce, kecap manis, and sugar. Stir all ingredients together before adding in the water. Add the scallions, do a few quick stirs, dish out and serve hot with steamed rice.

Cook’s Notes:

Black fungus is also called “cloud ear” (云耳) or “wood ear” (木耳).
You can purchase the cookbook “Thai Cooking Made Easy” from my Amazon store. Click here to buy.

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25 comments... read them below or add one

  1. Sharon says:

    I’ve seen that cookbook in my local library. I think I’ll go pick it up today! I’d love to try this with shiitake mushrooms. Looks yummy, I can almost smell it from here!

  2. Marc @ NoRecipes says:

    Great photos. That looks absolutely delectable!

  3. wmw says:

    That looks simply delish!

  4. Hamster says:

    take a look at
    it has a bunch of Thai video recipes

  5. diva@theSugarBar says:

    mmm that ginger definitely makes the dish. lovely.

  6. Lori Lynn says:

    Ah ha, thanks for the other names of Black Fungus.

  7. Chuck says:

    Hi Bee! Looks delicious. Now I have something else to make with the jar of fermented bean in my fridge. Thanks!

  8. Fearless Kitchen says:

    This looks great. It’s also good to know that it cooks up quickly!

  9. Piggy says:

    Looks yummy!

  10. Crunch Rex says:

    Bummer..!! i donch have Tau Cheo.. but have everything else..!! any replacements..??

  11. AppetiteforChina says:

    Mmm…I love wood ear. It has such a great texture and umami taste.

  12. Claude-Olivier says:

    all that i like, this recipe will be soon in my kitchen ;-) and to answer to your question, I’m about 4h train from Paris..but will you come once to Switzerland ? ;-) cheers

  13. Cynthia says:

    This looks like quite a treat. Thank heavens for drafts huh :)

  14. tigerfish says:

    I simply love the name 姜丝云耳…
    很有画面! I never cook 云耳 in a Thai-style dish like this before.

  15. Kate / Kajal says:

    one of my favourite cantonese dishes. i simply adore it this looks just perfect , but get your ass to the kitchen and start cooking now !!

  16. edamame says:

    All dishes look very delicious! I am interested in the food culture of your country. And I support your site. If there is time, please come in my site. From Japan

  17. team bsg says:

    Shud be great with a dash or 2 of traditional Chinese wine !

  18. Monkee says:

    this is gooddddd. thank you for the recipe!

  19. aria says:

    i love black fungus too, yum this looks delish!!

  20. Dianne says:

    I made this ginger with black fungus chicken for my family last night and they loved it! I just want to thank you for recipe.

  21. Anonymous says:

    Im at work, i had nothing to do just looking to your recipe.I’m already hungry and i can’t wait to go home and try those recipe :p

  22. Phil says:

    going to try this recipe tonight for me and my spouse, thanks for sharing and your food pics make my stomach growl lol!

  23. Emile says:

    Another great recipe and so quick and easy to prepare.

  24. Amelia Chee says:

    Hi Bee, cooked this tonight, the gingery taste compliments the sauce and fungus very well. Another great recipe, thank you! I’m off to try your Mongolian beef next, another of my daughter’s favourite dish to order when we eat out.

  25. luisa says:

    Hi! Bee, I work here as a maid your cook book is a big help to me. thanks. I like easy chinese recipe. I still need to learn a lot,, please help me.. iwant to please my employer.

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