If you have not cooked your mushrooms like this you do not know what you are missing. Especially if you like sweet recipes. Tocino mushrooms. A Filipino vegan recipe that you will love.

Normally this Filipino dish is made with pork and is sweet and sour. I kept the sweetness and put the pork aside. I turned the recipe into vegan.

What can you combine tocino mushrooms with?

With pasta, rice or in sandwiches and burgers as I did.

The basic ingredients you will need to make these amazing tocino mushrooms are:

oyster mushrooms

soy sauce, vinegar, pineapple juice

coconut sugar (or other sugar substitute)

garlic, red pepper, turmeric

If you like this recipe you can try some of the following:

Carrot Soup with Mushrooms

Mushroom masala | Indian food

Vegan crispy mushrooms

In the Philippines they use food coloring to make tocino reddish. I used turmeric and some red pepper.


Instead of pineapple juice, if you do not have it, you can use orange juice.

Mushroom tocino

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
An amazing Filipino dish that you will love especially if you love sweet and sour dishes.


  • 150 gr. oyster mushrooms
  • 2-3 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp pineapple juice
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • black pepper
  • a little salt


  • Start by throwing all the ingredients in a food bag.
  • Add the mushrooms in the bag.
  • Put the bag in the fridge for 15 minutes or more.
  • Pour a little olive oil in a non-stick pan or wok. Once warm, add the mushrooms together with the marinade. Cook over medium to high heat for about 7-10 minutes.
  • Serve your mushrooms as you wish.
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: tocino, mushrooms

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