Shimeji



Hypsizygus tessellatus or shimeji is an edible mushroom native to East Asia. There are two types of shimeji, one is Buna-shimeji (Brown Beech Mushroom, Beech Mushroom, Brown Clamshell Mushroom) and the other is Bunapi-shimeji (White Beech Mushroom, White Clamshell Mushroom) which was selected from Buna-shimeji.

Shimeji should be eaten cooked as raw mushroom has a bitter taste. Cooked shimeji is delicious and has a pleasant, firm, and slightly crunchy texture, and a slight nutty flavor. It is often used in soups, stews and sauces.

Buna-shimeji (Beech mushroom)Buna-shimeji (Beech mushroom)
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Bunapi-shimejiBunapi-shimeji
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Buna-shimejiBuna-shimeji
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