Facts from Wikipedia
– Scientific name is Hypsizygus Tessellatus.
– It is an edible mushroom native to East Asia.
– It is cultivated locally in temperate climates in Europe, North America and Australia and sold fresh in super markets.
– Most often the mushroom is found on beech trees, hence the common name, Beech Mushroom.
– They are often small and thin in appearance and popular in many nations across the world.
– It should be cooked, having a bitter taste when raw which disappears completely upon cooking. The cooked mushroom has a firm, slightly crunchy texture and a nutty flavor.
– Preparation makes the mushroom easier to digest. It is often eaten with stir-fried foods including wild game and seafood. It is used in soups, stews and sauces.
– When prepared alone, it can be sautéed as a whole, including the stem or stalk (only the very end cut off), using a higher temperature; or, they can be slow roasted on a low temperature with a small amount of butter or cooking oil.