Shiitake Mushrooms

The shiitake is an edible mushroom native to East Asia, which is cultivated and consumed in many Asian countries

Fresh and dried shiitake have many uses in the cuisines of East Asia. In Japan, they are served in miso soup, used as the basis for a kind of vegan dashi, and as an ingredient in many steamed and simmered dishes. In Chinese cuisine, they are often sautéed in vegetarian dishes such as Buddha’s delight.

 

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