Black Pepper Mushroom – 15-minute easy meal idea

King Oyster Mushroom w: Black pepper sauce

Quick and easy Black Pepper Mushroom in 15 minutes. The savory, spicy black pepper sauce perfectly complements the meaty mushroom. It is the perfect side dish to accompany rice or porridge.

Black Pepper Mushroom

This is a vegan version of a Vietnamese homemade dish I grew up eating: Black Pepper pork chop. It features meaty king oyster mushrooms in a savory, peppery sauce. This dish can be made in 15 minutes, perfect for busy days when you need a quick yet nutritious meal.

Ingredients and substitutions

I love using King Oyster Mushroom as a meat substitute, as it has a meaty, chewy texture that doesn’t shrink when being cooked. I like to score the king oyster mushroom slices, as this enhances the texture and mouth-feel of the dish while helping it absorb the sauce more. If you cannot access these King Oyster Mushroom, feel free to use other types of mushrooms such as cremini mushroom or oyster mushroom.

The sauce of the dish is the star of this dish! It is a simple, yet delicious way to enhance the taste of the mushroom: savoury, spicy and peppery. The ingredients of the sauce are also pantry-friendly and accessible, and you probably had all the ingredients at home:

  • Soy sauce
  • Vegetarian oyster sauce (also known as mushroom stirfry sauce)
  • Black pepper
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Garlic and chilli for aromatics

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King Oyster Mushroom w: Black pepper sauce

Black Pepper King Oyster Mushroom

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


Quick and easy side dish for busy weeknights. The savory black pepper sauce with a hint of spicy and peppery elevates the mushroom, making it the perfect dish to combine with a bowl of rice or porridge.


Units Scale
  • 150 g king oyster mushroom

Sauce ingredients

  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp vegetarian oyster sauce (optional)
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 5 tbsp warm water
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 chili


  • green onions
  • sesame seeds


  1. Cut the king oyster mushroom into thick slices, score each slice in a criss-cross pattern.
  2. Fry the mushroom slices in oil until both sides are golden brown.
  3. Finely mince the garlic and chii. Combine the ingredients to make the sauce, mix well to combine.
  4. Pour the sauce together on top the mushroom on the pan and simmer until evaporated.
  5. Serve over rice, and sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions.
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: 15-minute meal, black pepper sauce, easy to make, king oyster mushroom, lunch idea, weeknight friendly

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1 Comment

  1. Rosalia Q. Figueroa

    I tried this recipe, and it was really good, but I have questions I want to ask; how can I reach you?

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