How to prepare Maitake

How to Prepare Maitake

How to cook Maitake
How to cook Maitake

No Base, Use As-Is

Like the King Trumpet, Maitake does no have a base. If you wash Maitake, you will reduce the flavor. Save prep time and improve the taste of your dishes by serving Maitake as soon as possible after purchase.

Split by Hand to Increase Flavor

When you split Maitake by hand, the textured surface of the mushroom will absorb more flavors. Black juice from the mushroom is polyphenol, which is very nutritious and should be eaten. If you are concerned about the color of polyphenol, boil the mushrooms briefly to eliminate the black juice. However, we do not recommend removing polyphenol.

No Knife, No Cutting Board

Maitake can be separated by hand and are ready to cook. There is no mess to clean up.

Choose Thick, Big Caps

The best Maitake has thick, big caps. Hokto Maitake has a rich, velvety texture with umami in every bite.


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