Super easy enoki mushroom recipe in tomato paste soup!

I have not known this name enoki mushroom until one day I come across a recipe using it as the main ingredient. In Chinese languages, we call this nutritionally endowed mushroom—golden needle mushrooms. What a great name! Right? I guess enoki mushroom sounds like a Japanese name but I love it too. This soup today is a super easy soup of enoki mushroom seasoned with ketchup and garlic. All common ingredients and only 5 minutes needed.

enoki mushroom soup

If you are not new to my little blog, you may know that I just love spicy food because I grow up in a place where people eat lots of spices like chili peppers and Sichuan peppercorn. And I have posted a spicy version of enoki mushroom salad and I used them in a beef stir fry recipe. From all the experience, enoki mushrooms are proofed to be very yummy when cooked with spicy and sour seasonings. You have my words on that.

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Easy Enoki Mushroom Soup

Super easy enoki mushroom (golden needle mushroom) soup
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: mushroom, soup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 151kcal
Author: Elaine


  • 1/2 pound fresh enoki mushroom , with roots removed, you will not get too much left
  • 2 garlic cloves , finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 Thai chili pepper , optional
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 2 drops of sesame oil
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup of water , or stock if you prefer
  • Green onion or coriander for garnishing


  • Remove the roots of mushrooms and then separate by hand. Wash and drain.
  • Heat up cooking oil in wok on medium heat; add garlic to stir fry until aroma. Add ketchup in to stir fry until the oil begins to turn slightly red too.
  • Pour the water in. Bring all the content to a boiling. Sprinkle the mushrooms in. Continue cook for around 1 minute.
  • Transfer out, garnish with green onion or other garnishing you like,drop sesame oil and serve hot!


Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 1180mg | Potassium: 498mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1.4mg

enoki mushroom soup

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    1. 5 stars
      I ended up using a whole carton of mushroom stock and a little bit of chicken stock. I added some extra spices. Absolutely amazing I can’t wait to eat it again! I added a little less ketchup and more spices and instead of a chili pepper I used Thai red pepper paste. It turned out amazing I feel any way you make it, it will be good!

  1. I was wondering the same about the 1/2 cup of water….doesn’t even seem like enough for one person. Recipe sounds good though. I’ll try with way more liquid.

  2. 5 stars
    This was delicious! I didn’t have any Thai chili peppers so I used Thai Chili and garlic sauce instead (took the place of the garlic too) and it did the trick. Thank you! Definitely making again!