MUSHROOMS - JAMUR ~ all about vegetables

how to pick vegetables...................

Eventhough I know vegetables almost all my life, but sometimes, I always confused and curious how should I pick best. In my little tips below, I hope that it will help you to get the freshnest and best vegetables for your meals of the day.

Saturday, March 8, 2008


shiitake mushrooms

Shiitake mushroom is the most commonly used mushroom in Japanese cooking. It is readily available fresh or dried. If you use dried mushroo,. you should soak in the warm water for about 15 minutes until softer and ready to slice. Dried mushroom also has stronger aroma after soaking than the fresh one. The dried versions are the same as the dried black chinese mushrooms tha can be used as a subsitutes.

- Steam : 4 - 5 minutes
- Microwave : 3 - to 4 minutes
- Blanch : Not recommended
- Boil : 3 to 4 minutes, in broth or wine
- Other : stir-fry or broil for 4 - 5 minutes


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