Julienne ½ of a whole carrot into thin slices. Then chop 5-6 Shiitake Mushrooms into thin slices. Dice 1 whole onion into slices as well. Finally, clean and separate a handful of oyster mushrooms as well (optional).
Next, we'll mince about 6-8 cloves of garlic - we want to have 2 Tablespoons of Minced Garlic for the recipe. Set this aside for later.
Bring a pot of water to boil. Drop in 1 teaspoon of salt. Once the water is boiling, place in 3 large handfuls of spinach. Blanche the spinach for about 10 seconds. After 10 seconds, immediately drain the water and cool it down in cold water. Afterwards, use your hands and squeeze the water out of the spinach. Give the ball of spinach a few good squeezes - we want to get as much water out as possible.