Shimeji Mushroom is a very popular mushroom in Japan. It is called “Beech Mushrooms” because they often grow on fallen beech trees.
Shimeji Mushrooms have a nutty, buttery flavor, and a firm, crunchy texture. These mushrooms grow in clusters and produce tender caps. Our Brown Beech mushrooms have been formulated to lessen the bitterness of traditional Shimeji Mushroom. Still, western palettes will probably best enjoy Brown beech mushrooms after cooking, which mellow the flavor. Try this specialty mushroom baked, steamed, or sauteed in olive oil.