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Hon Shimeji (White Beech) Mushrooms
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Hon Shimeji, White Beech mushrooms have ivory white colored smooth petite globular caps and identically colored slender stems that connect to a thick white porous inedible base which allows the mushrooms to grow. White Beech mushrooms have piquant aromas, sharp flavor when fresh, sweet and buttery when cooked and a firm crunchy texture that softens with cooking.
White Hon Shimeji mushrooms are available year-round.
Hon Shimeji, White Beech mushrooms, scientific name, Hypsizygus tessellatus is known as Bunapi-shimeji. Though it is commercially identified as Hon Shimeji, true Hon Shimeji mushroom, of the species Lyophyllum shimeji, are mycorrhizal fungi and very difficult to cultivate, which has lead to patented cultivation methods. Because of this mushroom's petit size and delicate nature, they are harvested in bouquets to protect their vulnerable structure.
Uncooked Hon Shimeji are not only bitter in taste but their nutritional components are rendered useless to the human body as it can only assimilate cooked Hon Shimeji mushrooms.
Hon Shimeji, White Beech mushrooms pair well with garlic or shallots and strong, savory herbs. Sauté or braise mushrooms in olive oil; season with soy, ginger, green onions or stock. Pairs well with tomatoes, red bell peppers and citrus fruits and is an ideal choice for tempura, stir-frys, stews and soups. To prepare, leave in small clusters or break into individual stems.
Hon Shimeji, White Beech mushrooms is a group of edible mushrooms native to East Asia. Wild Hon Shimeji mushrooms grow on hardwood trees, most often Beech trees, hence their common name. Cultivated white beech mushrooms live on substrates composed of sawdust, grain and organic agricultural waste in a climate controlled dark environment for nutrition and uniform growth. The first cultivated white beech mushroom is a hybrid of two different buna shimeji (brown beech) strains.
Recipes that include Hon Shimeji (White Beech) Mushrooms. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Steamy Kitchen||15 Minute Japanese Mushroom Flatbread|
|Steamy Kitchen||15 Minute Udon Miso Noodle Soup|