How to prepare Bunashimeji
Remove the base
First separate the mushroom to halves, then cut the base in V angles. You will not cut off the edible part this way. Pick Bunashimeji with thick stems.
Chop it up for umami
It is best to separate and chop up Bunashimeji to maximize its umami. When cooking a soup starting with no boiling water, you will taste the difference.
Don’t chop it up feel the crispy
Separate them into halves, remove the base, start cooking! You can feel the crisp texture, and even if you over cook, it will not be soggy.
Ease of use by separating
It is usually best to separate Bunashimeji into a bite size portion. It’s easier to cook and easier to eat. If you separate them individually, you will increase the volume of plate.