PANTRY STAPLE SERIES: Nick Smith from Rising Sun Workshop

Pickled Shiits

Recipe By Nick Smith

Head chef and co-founder and head chef Nick Smith of Rising Sun Workshop has kindly shared his delicious pickled shiitake mushroom recipe.  Give it a spin with different mushrooms or vegetables about to turn in your kitchen, and eat them with just about anything! 


4 cups of used (make a vegetable stock with them first) dried shiitake mushrooms 

1 cup soy sauce (we use gluten free kikoman)

1 cup sherry vinegar

1 cup sugar

big knob of ginger, peeled and sliced

2 cups water


Trim the stems from the shrooms

Combine everything in a pot

Simmer slowly for 30 minutes

Move to a clean jar and store in the fridge.

Keeps for ages!

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A little about Rising Sun Workshop

Housed in an old hardware store just off King Street in Newtown, Rising Sun Workshop is a community motorbike workshop come ramen bar. And what delicious ramen it is. Unequivocally voted Mud’s favourite ramen in Sydney, we love Rising Sun not only for their delicious broths (and incredible vegan option called the Monk) but also for the wonderful, warm and genuine service you receive upon entry.

During the COVID-19 closure, the Rising Sun team have quickly adapted to offer all sorts of clever delivery options – including delivering their famous cookies as bake-at-home dough, booze, burgers and their ramen delivered to cook at home with a frozen broth.

Visit Rising Sun Workshop | Follow them on instagram here

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