Kikurage are wood ear mushrooms edible mushroom gets its name from resembling the shape of an ear. Kikurage has a smooth surface on both sides and is dark brown in colour. They are grown in very specific areas of Japan where the conditions are just right for them to grow.
After harvested and then carefully cleaned and packaged. Kikurage is often eaten cold in a salad, or cut into matchsticks and served in ramen. They are high in protein and low in calories. Once kikurage is cooked, the mushroom is gelatinous and easily absorbs the flavours in the dish.
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