What is Dried Shiitake Mushrooms?
Shitake mushrooms are a small to medium sized mushroom, with a slender tough stem and a beige or light brown colored cap, with a cream underside. These mushrooms have a mild flavor, yet stronger than a button mushroom. The taste is meaty and buttery. The texture is rubbery, yet chewable. Dried shitakes are small and expand once rehydrated. When sautéed these mushrooms lose their rubbery texture.