Friday, September 24, 2010
We have a fungi guy. Yes, a friend who we call on to ship over all kinds of rare fungi, from someone he knows in the mountains. This particular example is vegetation from the famous Huangshan mountain ranges of Anhui province. They pick it fresh, then dry it out in the sun. We cook it with the most amazing fatty cuts of pork, and they join together to create this incredibly earthy flavour. So delicious, the shoots remain oddly tender but firm. And it's just picked right off the mountains!