Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Shiitake mushrooms (Japanese name: 椎茸) is an edible mushroom about the size of three fingers, which is very popular among Asians. It's scientific name is Agaricus edodes, and the fungus comes from Japan.
I like to eat shiitake mushrooms with melted cheese and ground beef under its cap, and they are known for its capability of producing medicine, especially traditional medicine.
They have been used by the Chinese for more than 6,000 years to produce herbal medicine. Their rich, smoky flavour makes them even more popular to Americans and Australians.
It is just like any other normal mushroom except that it is not a vegetable, but a fungus.
Here are some pictures of shiitake mushrooms: