A Taste of Sh旬n: Matsutake Mushrooms

Matsutake-Nagano2The world's most expensive funghi is the matsutake mushroom, or literally "pine mushroom", costing up to US$2,000 per kilogram.

Found at the foot of pine trees, Japan's answer to the black truffle sprouts during autumn.

The earthy, pungent taste of the matsutake is used to flavour rice and soups.

unnamed
The Tamba region in Kyoto is most famous for its production.images (1)

And in some places you can even try matsutake shochu!

Other Articles

HOT ENTRIES

Know Your Kimono: 9 Different types of Kimono
Kimono literally means "something that is worn" - but there are many types of kimono worn on ...
Forget ramen - the noodles here are one-of-a-kind!
Wanko Soba These soba noodles are for the competitive eater! Stack up your dishes and see who ...
Bite Into Japan's Best Burgers At Hakodate's Lucky Pierrot
  [caption id="attachment_9238" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Japan's best local buns: L...

CATEGORY RANKING

Forget ramen - the noodles here are one-of-a-kind!
Wanko Soba These soba noodles are for the competitive eater! Stack up your dishes and see who ...
Your last chance to pay homage to the Tsukiji Fish Market!
A holy ground for sushi lovers Without a doubt, Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market is the largest and ...
Bite Into Japan's Best Burgers At Hakodate's Lucky Pierrot
  Japan's best local buns: Lucky Pierrot's Chinese Chicken Burger, 390 yen Hakodate in Hok...