Oyster Mushroom Bulgogi Bowls


golden charred oyster mushroom bulgogi bowl with green onion cucumber carrot
The mushrooms from these Oyster Mushroom Bulgogi Bowls are air fried and have the perfect bite for any mushroom lover!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Bulgogi, Korean
Servings 2 servings


  • 1/2 lb oyster mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp olive oil Only used if pan frying


  • 1/2 small apple or pear I use gala (no need to peel)
  • 1/2 tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar may sub other sugar of choice
  • 2 tbsp  tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tbsp sriracha leave out to omit spiciness

Quick Pickled Veggies

  • 1 1/2 cup grated carrot about 1 medium
  • 1/2 English cucumber thinly sliced
  • 1 serrano or jalapeno, thinly sliced optional
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For Serving

  • 3 cooked short grain rice (about 1 cup dry) or grain of choice
  • Vegan Spicy Mayo* see note
  • thinly sliced green onions


Prepare Quick Pickle

  • In a jar or container with a lid, add all ingredients listed. Put the lid on, give it a good shake to get it all combined and set aside for serving. (Give it a little shake every once in a while, while you prep the mushrooms)

Oyster Mushroom Bulgogi

  • Make the Marinade- Add all the Marinade ingredients into a bullet style blender and blend until fully combined.
  • Prepare your Oyster Mushrooms- Cut off the little, if any, tough stem at the base of your mushrooms. Use your hands to gently tear the mushrooms into strips.
  • Place prepared mushrooms into a bowl or container and pour marinade over top. Mix to cover all mushrooms. Cook immediately or let sit for up to 20 minutes. (Avoid marinating for too long as mushrooms act like a sponge and will have a harder time becoming crispy)

Cooking the Mushrooms

  • Air Fryer – Set air fried for 370°F. Place marinated mushrooms into air fryer basket in one layer, avoiding overlap. Air fry for 5-7 minutes. (If mushrooms are large, or basket is crowded, you may need to flip and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes)
  • Oven – Set oven to 425°F. Place marinated mushrooms on a parchment or silicone mat lined baking sheet in one layer, avoiding overlap. Bake for 8-12 minutes, until bottom begins to crisp. Flip mushrooms and bake another 10-12 minutes.
  • Pan Fry – Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat in large skillet. Place mushrooms in an even layer, allow to cook, undisturbed, for about 4-5 minutes. Flip when they begin to brown and cook for another 4-5 minutes.
  • When done, edges of mushrooms should be crisp and browned. Enjoy as is or continue below to assemble into a meal!

Assemble your Bulgogi Bowl

  • Between two serving bowls, divide cooked rice, (drained) pickled veggies and Oyster Mushroom Bulgogi, drizzle with Spicy Vegan Mayo* and sliced green onions! Enjoy!


*Spicy Vegan Mayo Notes- Follow the recipe linked here to make your own easy & healthy Spicy Mayo. For an even simpler solution, simply mix together 3 tbsp vegan mayo, 1-2 tbsp rice wine vinegar and sriracha to taste.
Storage– This meal is best served fresh. If you somehow manage to have left over Mushrooms, simply toss them in the air fryer for 2 minutes at 400 degrees to give them a quick refresher
Keyword Bulgogi, Mushroom, Oyster
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