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Why Is This Enoki Butter Mushroom Recipe Going Viral? We Try It Out [Review]

Why Is This Enoki Butter Mushroom Recipe Going Viral? We Try It Out [Review]

This Enoki Butter Mushroom Recipe went viral these past few months when Zarina Anjoulie featured it in her TikTok video in August.

Melissa Suraya Ismail

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Have you heard of the viral recipe called Enoki Butter Mushrooms?

Yeap, it’s a simple two-main-ingredient recipe that’s cheap and also tasty (or so they say).

After scrolling through a lot of enoki butter mushroom recipes on my fyp, I finally decided to give the easy recipe a try.

The dish existed internationally quite a long time ago actually, it just recently became viral in Malaysia when a local actress, Zarina Anjoulie (@zarinaanjoulie_) featured it in one of her TikTok videos.


another resepi simple cepat n murah !

♬ original sound – Zarina anjoulie

Zarina cooked hers to be similar to a replacement for noodles, but butter enoki is more often eaten as an appetizer or side dish instead of a whole meal on its own.

Starting then, a lot of people tried the simple recipe and some even credited the dish as Anju Butter Enoki.

So want to know what the hype is all about? Let’s give it a try.

How to make it

The only main ingredients you need are the enoki mushrooms and the butter. The others are truly optional and you can try to add or remove any other ingredients from the list if you like.

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Ingredients you’ll need:

  • Two packs of Enoki mushrooms (you can put more if you’d like)
  • 2 slabs of Butter (depends on how many mushrooms you use)
  • Garlic
  • Bird’s Eye Chilli
  • Chicken Stock
  • Water
  • Chilli flakes
  • Lemon
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  1. Separate the enoki mushrooms accordingly and cut the bottom part.
  2. Put the first slab of butter in the heated pan.
  3. Throw in the chopped garlic and bird’s eye chilli.
  4. Put in the mushrooms.
  5. Add in a little bit of water to make the gravy.
  6. Add in a few pinches of chicken stock according to your liking.
  7. Cook till the mushrooms look evenly coated and soft.
  8. Plate it and sprinkle some chilli flakes for garnish.
  9. Just before you eat it, squeeze a little bit of lemon on the dish and there you go.
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The Taste Test

It was fairly easy to make and quite easy to eat. You have to eat it like a noodle, which makes it fun for me.

The first taste without the lemon was quite good. It’s like your regular butter prawn feel. Fatty, rich and crunchy.

Would you look at that fatty soup? Diet, who you?
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Honestly, I only tasted the creaminess of the butter and the savouriness of the chicken stock (perfect combination). The taste of garlic, bird’s eye chilli or chilli flakes is not really there.

However, when I added the lemon, I think I went too far as it immediately became too sour for me. Should’ve toned down the lemon. The sourness overshadowed the other flavours.

The Verdict

For me, I’d give it a 6/10.

It later became too jelak for me because of the richness of the butter. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good kind of creaminess, but too much of anything can sometimes make you go 🤢.

I would probably recommend going easy on the lemon unless you like tangy things.

Additionally, watch the amount of water you use and maybe hold off on the second slab of butter. It turned out to be a lot of gravy in the dish. It’s not supposed to be a soup, actually…

Other than that, this is actually a pretty convenient recipe to do for snacks while watching Netflix or maybe an appetizer for a fancy meal. You can even eat it with rice if you’d like. Why not.

Try this recipe yourself and tell us what you think.

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