Btw, and honestly, no one really ever puts a whole cup of sesame oil in any of these "Three Cup" dishes cuz that would be way too much of a good thing. A couple tablespoons of sesame oil is more than enough to pack this and any other dish with a ton of flavah!
Here's my adaptation of Ms. Wan's recipe.
2 lbs. assorted fresh mushrooms (shiitakes, crimini, button, portabella, oyster, enoki, maitake, etc.), trimmed and sliced as needed
2 cups fresh basil leaves (Taiwanese or Thai basil preferred, but ok to sub with sweet basil)
3 slices of fresh ginger
10 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
1 fresh red chile, seeded and sliced
2 1/2 tbsp. dark sesame oil
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. thick soy sauce
2 tbsp. light soy sauce
1. Heat 2 tsp. of dark sesame oil over medium heat in a saute pan. Add the ginger and cook until the slices just start to brown.
2. Add the garlic and chile slices and saute for 30 seconds.
3. Bring up heat to high. Add the mushrooms and saute for 1 minute. Add the seasonings. Cook until the sauce has reduced slightly.
4. Add the basil leaves and toss briefly. Remove the ginger slices and plate the mushrooms on a serving platter. Serve with steamed white rice.