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Fresh Shitakes in Chinatown

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Melanie Wong Dec 31, 2000 06:05 PM

Since Thanksgiving I've noticed that several of the green grocers in SF Chinatown have been selling beautiful plump fresh shitake mushrooms for $1.50 to $2.00 per pound. These are the same as the supers are selling for $8 to $10, and may in fact be fresher due to higher turnover. Winter is the best season for these, so enjoy them while the quality is best and the price is low.