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Sunday, 1 September 2013

Mushroom Seasoning - Can be used as Chicken Boullion

I was introduced to this delicious mushroom seasoning by a friend of our family, Nam, who is a wonderful cook from Vietnam.  It's wonderful because while it says mushroom seasoning, it doesn't actually add a mushroom flavor per se, it just adds a depth of flavor.  I love to use it as I would chicken boullion, or in recipes such as cream sauces where I want a bit more flavor without adding other spices.  It's wonderful and gluten-free!  A great addition to my cooking. 
I figured I'd put it as a post so I can refer to it in recipes, so people who may not be familiar with it will know what I'm talking about.    You can purchase it at Asian food markets and it's great! Enjoy!
Picture of the front of the bag, so you know what you're looking for.
I took a picture from the back of the back, so you could see the simple ingredient list.  Nice, right!  I've been so grateful to Nam for introducing me to this wonderful ingredient, which I have been using with regularity ever since!


  1. Sunday, 1 September 2013
    You wrote
    Mushroom Seasoning (import by Po Lo Ku Trading USA) is gluten-free.
    I am cooking for a person with celiac disease. Can you confirm this product is gluten free please?

    1. Yes, this product has only four ingredients, all of which are gluten-free. "Mushroom powder, salt, Mushroom extract, calcium." There are some pastes for vegetable, chicken, beef, and lobster base available that are also gluten-free. The brand is "better than bouillon" and they are also gluten-free.

  2. You may want to take a look of this so called PoLoKu Trading business profile. They are in business of making counterfeits.
    This shell company is in business of manufacturing chemicals and chemical products. Is Food a Chemical products? you can pull out their business profile from Singapore ACRA website.

    1. Thanks, it's always important to try to verify where food is coming from. I was introduced to this by a Vietnamese friend who tends to be very aware of what food products she uses. In general, I prefer to make my own chicken stock or chicken broth whenever possible (I've posted the recipe). That way, you always know exactly what's in it! And, the taste is amazing. Happy cooking.