- 2 cups beancurd skin
- Oil, for frying
- 1 tbsp. oil
- 1 cup Shiitake mushrooms, quartered
- ½ cup oyster sauce
- ¼ cup water
- 2 tsp. grated ginger
If you’re anything like us, you’ve ended up at North Park’s Next Door Noodles (the one in Poblacion to be specific) in the middle of the night to satisfy your desire for North Park’s famous Fried Beancurd Skin with Shiitake mushroom. Now you (we) don’t require copious amounts of alcohol to get your (our) fill with our food hack.
We must admit that finding the beancurd skin took some scouring through specialty shops in Binondo. But once the initial hurdle is over and done with, everything else is a cake walk. Just pick up some mushrooms at the grocery, and everything else should already be in your pantry. And on a side note, it’s fascinating to see the pre-cooked beancurd skin and to watch the texture change while frying, so this recipe is a lot of fun for the curious-minded too.