Saturday, January 23, 2010

Shiitake Mushroom


A friend of mine on the internet surprised me by sending this mushroom compost.

4 comments:

berenice said...

hi Masanobu, my friend Risa, the japanese girl from Nagoya introduced me to Shiitake mushrooms, now i eat them on soup all the time, i like them very much, as i like your drawing too! i send you warm salutes from San Diego

Masanobu said...

berenice,
Thanks for your input.
Is it easy to get Shiitake in San Diego? I guess you can get dried Shiitake in the US. But if you tasted a raw one after being lightly roasted with a bit of soy source and lemon juice, you will forget dried ones.

berenice said...

hola Masanobu, yes! it's easy to get fresh Japanese food in San Diego, thanks to the Japanese community living here also there's this chain of stores called Mitsuwa, there are 3 stores in California, and one in Chicago and i think New Jersey, the prices are HIGH 'cause everything is imported from Japan, and i think Japan is expensive already, right? but the quality of the products is superb!! you'll like the website 'cause it is in Japanese, they have an English version too (which is the one i read)

http://www.mitsuwa.com/index.html

also, gladly, this store is very close to my job, so for example today, i will buy a lunch box with Unagi for lunch :)

like this one
http://www.plateoftheday.com/food_blog/japanese_food/unagiOverRice.gif

do you like Unagi? is my favorite!

Masanobu said...

berenice,
Oh, yes. I like unagi.
But nowadays most of unagis being sold in Japan are imported from China. And the problem is that they are labeled "produce of Japan." You know what I mean...