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Enoki mushrooms are long and thin mushrooms common in Japanese cuisine, where you will find them eaten raw or cooked. By themselves, they are more tender than other mushrooms and have a very light flavor. Studies have found they have powerful anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory effects.

One of my favorite ways to enjoy Enoki mushroom is as a dish called “Enoki Butter”, a popular Japanese dish. It is really easy to make, and absolutely delicious!

enoki cooked

Cooked: enoki butter

Recipe for Enoki Butter


  • Enoki mushrooms, 1 bunch
  • 1 tbs of sake or white cooking wine
  • 2 tbs of soy sauce
  • Lemon
  • Ground pepper, for taste
  • 1 ½ tbs of butter


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Wash and cut the stems off the enoki mushrooms.
  3. Place them in a sheet of aluminum foil.
  4. Add cooking wine, soy sauce and pepper, and squeeze 1 tbs of lemon juice on top.
  5. Toss mushrooms gently until evenly coated.
  6. Top the mushrooms with butter and close the fenoki prepoil.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes, then serve hot!