Valentine's Day: Chef Honey Mishra' Enoki Bunch To Express Love
Image Credit: Green Mantis

In recent years, an extensive focus has been on a healthy relationship between an eater and food. Unless there is a balance and respect for the latter, the consumer can never be in harmony. Isn’t that applicable to any relationship? And several chefs are trying to highlight that aspect of food and the consumer. Chef Honey Mishra, Green Mantis’ consulting chef, has been extensively trained in classical French and European cuisine. At the same time, his birth and growing roots in Lucknow, his culinary knowledge started and has its base in Awadhi cuisine. “Food is a lot like the emotion ‘love’; the more you explore it, the more you get into the depths of it. One develops the prowess to decode the chemistry between different food ingredients.”

He nudges people to have such an equation with food. That is how one can enjoy creating unique dishes using seasonal and regional produce that blend unexpected flavour combinations, just like he does. He is experienced in meeting special dietary needs and requests, including gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, low-calorie, low-carb and dairy-free meals. Chef Mishra successfully conceptualised and developed innovative menus. 

Enoki Bunch

Valentine’s Day is about everything love and celebrating it in various forms. Delish and healthy foods are one of them. Go a tad creative and cook Furikake dusted crisp fried enoki mushrooms with red crystal sauce. 

Enoki Bunch, Image Source: Green Mantis


  • Enoki mushroom- 200 gm
  • Tempura flour
  • Furikake powder (for dusting) 
  • Nori sheet -10-12 pieces
  • Scallion sauce according to taste
  • Oil for frying


  • Take enoki mushrooms and wash them properly.
  • Pick 2-3 bunches of enoki mushrooms and join them like a flower.
  •  Tie the bottom of all mushrooms with a nori sheet.
  • Mix tempura flour and chilled water to form a tempura batter
  •  Heat oil in a pan
  • Dip the bunch in tempura batter, then put it in hot oil for frying.
  • Fry the mushrooms until they turn golden brown and crispy
  • Dust the enoki bunch with furikake powder and serve hot. 

Instead of a bunch of flowers, say those magical three words with this heavenly delicious Enoki Bunch to your valentine. Love comes in every form! Why not let mushrooms do the magic?