Also known as Hen of the Woods, as it can resemble the feathers of a fluffed chicken. In Japanese, maitake means “dancing mushroom”. Light tan leafy clusters with dark brown edges.
Maitake are packed with L-glutamate, the coveted natural flavor enhancer that give us umami. The texture and flavor are superb.
Lends itself well to grilling, sauteing or searing. Exceptional in sauces.