(Closed) NWR: What do shiitake mushrooms taste like?

posted 5 years ago in Food
Post # 3
979 posts
Busy bee

take out one of the i’s in the first 5 letters….there’s your answer.

Post # 4
1718 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Shiitake mushrooms shouldn’t have a crunch or the rubberiness.  I guess they could have used dry mushrooms and didn’t soak them long enough.  Portobellos are much softer and crumble easier than shittakes.  Shiitakes get soft when they cook, too, but they have more give.  It’s hard to describe! 

Post # 5
8041 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@mnp:  That’s what I thought too!

Post # 6
8446 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@jmaze:  +1, they’re gross IMO.

My family is chinese, so they often cook with dried ones.  Like mnp said, it’s probably one that didn’t get soaked long enough.  I like portobello mushrooms much, much more than shiitakes.

Post # 7
2375 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I love all things mushroom, so I guess I’m the odd one out!  The crunch totally isn’t normal, that one was probably didn’t get soaked.  They’re supposed to give when you bite, then resist slightly.  Not rubbery though, that’s overcooked.  I use them in soups/stews primarily.

Post # 9
11233 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013


I was going to come in here and say “evil.”

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