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Nov 29, 2010 09:44 AM

What are chabana mushrooms?

I bought a bag of dried mushrooms at the Chinese grocery store, thinking they were shiitakes. When I got home, I looked at the back of the bag, and the only description in English says "Chabana mushrooms". Are they the same as shiitakes?

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  1. As far as I know they are in fact Shiitakes.

    1. Dried shiitake mushrooms (Chabana) (Tottori Prefecture)

      Dried shiitake mushrooms are highly nutritious and have a depth of flavor. Shiitake mushrooms are known to help lower cholesterol, and are very healthy. Tottori produces shiitake mushrooms that are fleshy and delicious, and are not only part of a Japanese meal, but go very well with Chinese as well, lifting flavor to the next level.

      1. Thank you!! I could not find anything through Google, but I knew chowhounders would know :)