Dried shiitake mushrooms are an important player in Japanese cuisine because they are so full of umami. Takehisa’s Donko Dried Shiitake are some of the best, and are grown slowly over the winter to amplify their earthy umami flavor and aroma. These make delicious dashi, boiled dishes and bases for soup. They also work well for Chinese recipes because of their thick texture.
Store in a cool, dry, dark place.