- Pholiota Nameko
The nameko is imported from Japan in small cans for high prices. It is a cultivated mushroom, round in shape, orange in color, gilled, and 1 1/2 inches in diameter. When you open the can you will find it suspended in a thick gelatinous soup made of its juice. Purchase only the expensive brands - the cheaper ones are not as good.
Cooking: It is usually eaten with steamed rice to which a few drops of soy sauce have been added. When heated, it separates from the material in which it is encased. Add the mushroom with this liquid to miso soup.
They are often found enclosed in sushi rolls in Japanese restaurants. In Japan it is packaged fresh. We challenge all comers to lift one with chopsticks.