Buna-shimeji (ブナシメジ, lit. Beech shimeji), Hypsizygus tessellatus, also known in English as the brown beech or brown clamshell mushroom; Hypsizygus marmoreus is a synonym of Hypsizygus tessellatus. Cultivation of Buna-shimeji was first patented by Takara Shuzo Co.,Ltd. In 1972 as hon-shimeji and the production started in 1973 in Japan.
- Also called katsuo, an often dried tuna species known as skipjack, shaved as. Are crisp white mushrooms with long thin stems and tiny white caps. Eringi: Definition. Hon shimeji: Definition. Are sold in clusters. Each mushroom on the cluster is very small with a dark cap, light gills and long stalk.
- Shimeji is a widely used word for several types of delicious mushrooms grown and consumed in Japan. The true shemeji, which the Jananese refer to as hon-shimeji, is really Lyophyllum shimeji, which ironically is not a cultivated type. The cultivated species, shown here, is known as BROWN CLAMSHELL or BUNA-SHIMEJI (or bun-shimeji).
Stir-fry Royale Chives & Hon Shimeji
This is an easy Chinese stir-fry royale chives & hon shimeji mushrooms recipe. Since royale chives (qing long cai 青龙菜) are often cooked with dried salted fish, I tried it out … I really liked the savoury depth it adds to the dish.
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This dish is very homely and goes well with rice.
Since one packet of chives is really not much when cooked, the hon shimeji (beech) mushrooms help to give the dish more volume & flavour. You can use any fresh sliced mushrooms to substitute the hon shimeji. Next time round, I’ll cook this with beansprouts, which is another popular ingredient to add to stir-fried royale chives.
Hon Shimeji Mushroom Pronunciation Youtube
Main ingredients. Besides royale chives which has been cut & washed, there are hon shimeji with their ends trimmed & discarded, garlic & ginger (at the cutie bear’s ears), sliced chilli and a small piece of dried salted fish, diced. If you don’t want salted fish, just omit it and use a bit more seasonings.
You can use either white or brown variety of hon shimeji or a mix of both like I did.
Aside: Isn’t this mouse flower pot from Daiso oh so cute? :p