I don’t know about you, but mushrooms are one of my favorite food. Give me anything with mushrooms and chances are that I’ll eat it! Anyhow, Japanese mushrooms are some of the best in the world. Both for flavor and textures, these mushrooms just spice up a dish – or serve as a dish on their own! Here are some of the more popular Japanese mushrooms.
Shiitake – almost every person in the world has heard about this mushroom. You can buy these either fresh or dried. If you get them dried, you’d have to soak the mushrooms in water before using them.
Maitake – the King of mushrooms. Light brown in color all throughout, these mushrooms grow in large colonies and are often part of Japanese dishes.
Hiratake – oyster mushrooms. They are cultivated and have a lot of varieties. Try mixing this with tofu and soy!
There are definitely more varieties of mushrooms in Japan but these are some of the easiest to use. Why not try them yourself?
[tags]food, mushrooms, agriculture, cuisine[/tags]