Oyster mushrooms have scallop-shaped caps that range in sizes from button to sand dollar. Their coloring varies from snow grey to pale brown. Oyster mushrooms are rather mild and sweet in flavor.
Chi gu is also known as Chinese Arrowhead and cigu, it is botanically classified as Sagittaria sagittifolia -
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Enoki mushrooms are available year round.
The enoki mushroom, scientifically known as Flammulina velutipes, is also known as enokitake, velvet foot, golden needle, winter mushroom and enoko-take. Today enoki mushrooms are both cultivated and found growing in the wild, though the cultivated variety are more commonly used in culinary applications.
Cultivated enoki mushrooms are recognized by their almost pure white color and long stems topped with petite, convex caps. They are also grown in bouquets and fitted with a tight collar at their base to encourage the growth of their signature long, thin delicate stems which can grow up to five inches in length. Their texture is tender yet firm with a crunchy bite and mild, refreshing flavor. Wild enoki mushrooms are significantly different in appearance from the cultivated form as they have larger caps and shorter stems and their coloring is orange to brown.
Enoki mushrooms offer dietary fiber and protein as well as a significant amount of niacin, calcium, potassium, selenium and iron. They also provide antioxidants and are being studied for their ability to lower the risk of developing certain types of cancer. Enoki mushrooms are also known to have anti-inflammatory properties and are excellent immune system boosters.
Enoki mushrooms are commonly used in Asian cuisine. They will complement soups, salads, stir-fries and noodle dishes. Add to omelets, risottos, hot pot and curries. Enoki mushrooms look great rolled up in spring rolls and sushi or wrapped with bacon or thin slices of beef and grilled. Their flavor and texture pair well with soba noodles, soy, ginger, bacon, lemongrass, fresh herbs, seafood and butter.
Wild enoki mushrooms grow in clusters on trees, preferring the Chinese hackberry tree, persimmon and mulberry trees. Enoki mushrooms have been cultivated for hundreds of years and are prized in Chinese, Japanese and Korean cuisine. When harvesting wild enoki mushrooms be sure to consult a mushroom expert and conduct a spore test prior to consuming as the enoki has an appearance similar to that of some highly poisonous varieties including the deadly galerina mushroom.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Nobu||San Diego CA||619-814-4124|
|Bali Hai Restaurant||San Diego CA||619-222-1181|
|Bahia Resort Kitchen||San Diego CA||858-488-0551|
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|ARHE Cuisine Corporation||San Diego CA||619-564-8970|
|Saiko Sushi-Coronado||Coronado CA||619-435-0868|
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|Aura Catering San Diego||San Diego CA||619-990-8340|
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|Saiko Sushi-North Park||San Diego CA||619-886-6656|
|The Hake||La Jolla CA||619-994-7832|
|The Shores||La Jolla CA||858-459-8271|
|Waypoint Public||San Diego CA||619-255-8778|
|Anthony's Seafood Commissary||San Diego CA||619-291-7254|
|Brooklyn Girl||San Diego CA||619-296-4600|
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|Pascucci Pasta||San Diego CA||619-285-8000|
|Kamikaze 7 Sushi Joint||San Diego CA||818-378-5752|
|Searsucker||San Diego CA||619-233-7327|
|Sushi Lounge on Market||San Diego CA||888-811-6436|
|The Bristol Hotel||San Diego CA||215-296-1133|
|The Land & Water Company||Carlsbad CA||760-729-5263|
|Hilton Carlsbad Oceanfront & Spa||Carlsbad CA||760-602-0800|
|Sea & Smoke||Del Mar CA||858-925-8212|
|Chef Luis||Chula Vista CA||619-395-6532|
|The Crossings||Carlsbad CA||760-444-1800|
|Fishery||San Diego CA||858-272-9985|
|Blue Smoke Sushi Lounge||San Diego CA||619-381-6713|
|Golden Door||San Marcos CA||760-761-4142|
|Decker Brothers Gourmet||San Diego CA||858-461-3674|
|Vista Valley||Vista CA||760-758-2800|
|Blue Ocean||Carlsbad CA||415-305-0399|
|Brasserie||San Diego CA||858-450-9576|
|The Joint||San Diego CA||619-222-8272|
|Counterpoint||San Diego CA||619-564-6722|
|TREO||Rancho Santa Fe CA||760-672-2587|
|Cueva Bar||San Diego CA||619-269-6612|
|Under Belly-Little Italy||San Diego CA||619-269-4626|
|The Wild Thyme Company||San Diego CA||858-527-0226|
|Currant||San Diego CA||619-702-6309|
|Vi At La Jolla Village||San Diego CA||858-646-7700|
|San Diego Culinary Institute Inc.||La Mesa CA||619-644-2100|
|Ken Sushi Workshop||San Diego CA||858-793-1200|
|The Cork and Craft||San Diego CA||858-618-2463|
|Urban Solace||San Diego CA||619-295-6464|
|Harney Sushi Oceanside||Oceanside CA||760-967-1820|
|Aussie Yacht Services||San Diego CA||858-740-1987|
|Local Tap House & Kitchen||Oceanside CA||760-547-1469|
|JR Produce||San Diego CA||858-270-3857|
|JRDN Restaurant||San Diego CA||858-270-5736|
|Brigantine Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-481-1166|
Recipes that include Enoki Mushrooms. One is easiest, three is harder.
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