SKU: 0788


Dried Shiitake Mushroom - Donko

50 gram bag - Japan

ingredients: dried shiitake mushrooms - Kyushu origin

Dried shiitake mushrooms from Kyushu, Japan, are renowned for their exceptional quality and distinct flavor. Kyushu, one of the major islands of Japan, is known for its favorable climate and fertile soil, which contribute to the cultivation of high-quality agricultural products, including shiitake mushrooms.

Dried shiitake mushrooms have a rich, earthy flavor with a slightly smoky undertone. They possess a strong umami taste, which adds depth and complexity to dishes. The drying process enhances their flavor, making them highly aromatic and concentrated.

Once dried, shiitake mushrooms develop a meaty and chewy texture. This texture allows them to hold up well in various cooking methods, such as stir-frying, braising, and simmering.

Dried shiitake mushrooms are versatile and can be used in a wide range of dishes. They are commonly rehydrated by soaking them in hot water or broth, which softens them and brings back their plumpness.

Once rehydrated, they can be sliced or chopped and used in stir-fries, soups, stews, sauces, rice dishes, and more. The soaking liquid, also known as mushroom soaking broth, can be used as a flavorful base in other dishes.

Shiitake mushrooms, whether fresh or dried, are a nutritious ingredient. They are low in calories and fat while providing a good amount of dietary fiber, vitamins (such as B vitamins), minerals (such as copper, selenium, and zinc), and antioxidants. Shiitake mushrooms also contain compounds believed to have potential immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties.