Common Name: Shiitake, Pyogo beoseot
The Shiitake is a large and meaty mushroom that works well in stir-fries, soups, and side dishes, or as a meat substitute.
Shiitakes range in color from tan to dark brown with broad, umbrella-shaped caps, wide open veils and tan gills. Shiitake caps have a soft, spongy texture. When cooked, Shiitake mushrooms are rich and woodsy with a meaty texture.