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x́ng bào gū (杏鮑菇 / 杏鲍菇) (today's sample record)

Language: Chinese Traditional / Simplified, Mandarin Pinyin

Description: "Almond abalone mushroom." King trumpet mushroom. The king trumpet mushroom is a large mushroom with a thick, meaty white stalk and soft brown cap, the largest of the oyster mushrooms, found from spring until the end of autumn (US: fall). Similar to the poplar mushroom, but not particularly well-regarded for cooking, though its texture and flavour are remarkably reminiscent of abalone. It may be eaten either fresh or dried, roasted or baked. (If gathering mushrooms you must be absolutely certain what you have before you eat them as many are very poisonous.)

x́ng bào gū
King trumpet mushrooms, with many thanks to Amelia Dutton, who sells these beautiful mushrooms at Hillcrest Farmers' Market, near San Diego

Pronounced: Almond abalone mushroom
Latin: Pleurotus eryngii
Ethnicity: Chinese
Most frequent country: China

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