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Straw Mushroom

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These small, coolie shaped mushrooms are more easily available in tins than fresh. The young mushrooms, light tan in colour are shaped like small quails eggs (labeled "unpeeled" on tins). As the mushrooms mature they change colour and shape, ending up grey to charcoal grey in colour and the size of golf balls. Grown on straw (thus their name) straw mushrooms, paddy straw mushrooms or grass mushrooms. Select small mushrooms for Tom Yam Soup as the flavour released from inside the mushroom on biting into it is quite intense. The larger variety can be sliced and added to stir fried vegetables or casseroles.

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