Nameko
Pholiota microspora

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This characteristic mushroom grows in tiny bundles and is a must for every wok dish.

Description

The Nameko comes from Asia and is very popular there. In the Netherlands, they also call it ‘bundle mushroom’ because it grows in small tresses or bundles. The Nameko is a sturdy mushroom with a natural thin, silky gelatine layer that evaporates during cooking. The flavour of the glossy, amber-coloured mushroom is earthy and will remind you of the forest. We grow this mushroom on parcels of sawdust. Traditionally, we leave a small piece of the substrate attached when we cut it away. This enhances the shelf-life. You only need to break this off before you start cooking. The mushrooms will then also be loose. The Nameko is an absolute must for wok dishes and noodle soups.