How to Make Vegan Oyster Sauce 如何自制天然素蚝油

Homemade/DIY Vegan Oyster Sauce:

servings – 5 cups sauce


  • 100 g dried shitake mushrooms (soak in water for 4 hours, clean, drain and cut into strips)
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds (wash and soak in 1/2 cup water for 4 hours)
  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 slices ginger (cut into thin strips)
  • 4 cups water


  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt


  1. Heat vegetable oil over low heat and saute ginger until golden brown; remove the ginger.
  2. Add shiitake mushrooms and sesame oil; stir-fry over medium heat until fragrant.
  3. Add salt, dark soy sauce and soy sauce; stir-fry for 1/2 minute.
  4. Add water and sugar; stir well, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove, place in a big bowl, let cool and transfer into a blender; add flax seeds and pulse until smooth.
  6. Finally, transfer the puree into a sauce pot, constantly stir and cook over low heat for 5 minutes.
  7. Dish out and serve (or store the extra sauce in the fridge for future use).
  8. Enjoy!