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?
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.