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What kind of mushroom is this??

adamclyde | Jan 10, 2008 09:59 AM

I was at a chinese outdoor market today and saw a bunch of shiitakes for a good price so I snatched them up... when I noticed another mushroom next to it I haven't seen before. The lady said it was an oyster mushroom, but it doesn't look at all like any oyster mushroom I've seen.

Let me try and describe it. It's white, one solid cylindrical mass, about 5 inches long, 3 inches wide at the base, about 1.5 inches wide at the top. The top has a slightly darker, flat top looking top. It's shaped and colored kind of like a really short, somewhat skinny daikon, if that helps.

What is this? I couldn't find anything online.

And once that mystery is solved, any suggestions on how to use it?? It cost me less than a dollar, so the experiment won't set me back much, but I'm just so curious, that I couldn't resist.

Your thoughts appreciated.

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