Only the button mushroom is cultivated more than the shiitake, which is prized by cooks and herbalists alike. Shiitake is a forest mushroom native to Japan, China and Korea. The Japanese name — shiitake (shee-tah-kay) is derived from “shii” meaning the shiia or oak tree on which they grow and “take” meaning mushroom.
Botanical Name Lentinus edodes Common Name Mushrooms, Shiitake Country of Origin China Cut Whole Package Type Bulk Bag Size 8 oz.
Briefly rinse dried mushrooms in very cold water. Soak in a volume of warm water that is equal to twice the volume of the mushrooms. Let soak for 15-20 minutes, drain and use as desired.