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If you’re in the mood for toban yaki but don’t want to eat meat, there’s good news!

The ceramic plate cooking style lends itself perfectly to cook the best mushroom dish ever.

Let’s make mushroom toban yaki, full of different mushrooms for a colorful AND flavorful meal.

Plus, here are the best ceramic plates we’ve found for making toban yaki at home

Mushroom toban yaki recipe

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Mushroom Toban Yaki Recipe

Joost Nusselder
Mushrooms are such good meat substitutes, and this dish is just full of them, all with different textures and flavors.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2 people


  • 2 shiitake mushrooms
  • 1⅛ oz eryngiimushrooms
  • 1 oz shimeji mushrooms
  • 1 oz maitake mushrooms
  • 1 oz beefsteak mushrooms
  • 1 oz oyster mushrooms
  • 1 tsp Grapeseed oil
  • 1 tbsp clarified butter
  • 1 tbsp sake
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp yuzu juice freshly squeezed Japanese citrus fruit juice


  • Remove the base part of the shiitake mushroom stems. Cut decorative slashes across the tops of the caps.
  • Cut the mushrooms into bite-sized pieces and split the clumps of smaller mushrooms.
  • Grill all the mushrooms dry under a very hot broiler.
  • Heat a toban hot plate over high heat. Pour grapeseed oil into the toban, then add clarified butter, followed by the mushrooms.
  • Immediately mix the sake, soy sauce, and yuzu juice, and turn off the heat.
  • Serve covered with the toban lid. Remove when you're ready to eat.
Keyword Toban yaki
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Other Japanese vegetables to use with toban yaki

I’m a big fan of the flavors all of these mushrooms provide, but if you want to mix it up a bit and add more healthy green to the mix, the best vegetables for toban yaki are:

  • daikon
  • carrot
  • renkon (lotus root)
  • taro
  • burdock root
  • yamaimo (mountain yam)
  • eggplant

Remember, you only have one cooking surface to cook everything so the hardest thing here is to ensure everything is cooked evenly.

The more diverse vegetables you add, the better your timing has to be. Hard vegetables take a longer time so need to be added sooner, and you also have to mind the sizes of the pieces.

Also read: this is the best beef toban yaki recipe to try next

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.