Chinese black mushroom


variants or Chinese mushroom
: shiitake
The classic Chinese rendition, known as a spring roll, is long and thin, wrapped in a lacy, delicate skin, stuffed with a blend of shredded pork, shrimp, Chinese black mushrooms and bean sprouts, then deep-fried.Nina Simonds, New York Times, 7 May 1986
Fresh shiitakes are just becoming widely available in the United States. We already know it in its dried form as the dried "Chinese mushroom," a brownish black opulent mushroom, with a large cap and a heady, earthy taste.Suzanne Hamlin, Miami Herald, 22 Nov. 1982

Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Chinese black mushroom was in 1883

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