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Discussion in 'Geek Food' started by Amfibius, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. scon

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    Yeah they do a bit of it around Canberra, Tassie too I think. AFAIK it takes ages though because you have to innoculate root stock of trees like Oak before you plant the trees and they take a long time to grow.
     
  2. broccoli

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    Yes, and you need doggies or piggies to tell you where to dig. That was the best part of the story.... :D It is good that we are doing it "at home" instead of having to import everything from France (or wherever, do they grow them elsewhere?)
     
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    They've been farming truffles down Manjimup way (SW WA) for ages now. They're top quality too!
     
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    oh, that's interesting. I've never actually tried a truffle (not that I know of, maybe it was in something from a restaurant), maybe I should seek some out.
     
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    There definitely not for everyone but they go great on top of a risotto. Just don't try truffle oil thinking it's the same, truffle oil is pretty much all synthetic and is nasty imho compared to the real thing.
     
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    truffle. (and porcini for that matter) think of the most delicious mushroom on the planet.
     
  7. broccoli

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    I like those big black squishy mushrooms they put in chinese food.
     
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    are they tasty?

    porcini are my fav.
     
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    Shiitake ?
     
  10. broccoli

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    Could be, I don't know what they are, I just think of them as chinese mushrooms
     
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    Looks like this ?
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    Squishy, bit on the ugly side but delicious ? :)
     
  12. broccoli

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    Could do, I only see them when they are cooked up and they are dark(er). That's probably them. They are just yummy.
     
  13. RyoSaeba

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    Yes the chinese mushroom you're eating are soaked shiitake mushrooms. There's been various truffle festivals in Perth and in the SW for years.
    http://greatsoutherntruffles.com.au/
    That shop is in Mt Hawthorn. Farm is down south. Speaking of which gotta drop in for some truffle sauce. Makes great mash potatoes.
     
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    Thanks, guys, shiitake it is.
    I'm going to give a/some truffle product/s a try. Mt Hawthorn is not far to get to.
     
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    You can buy shiitake in large bags in most chinese groceries stores. They sell them dried. You need to soak them in water prior to cooking. Also can use water for cooking.
     
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    Shiitake mushrooms are an interesting demonstration of the effect of drying. You will notice that a rehydrated dried Shiitake mushroom tastes quite different to a fresh Shiitake mushroom. Somehow the flavours have been massively boosted. It's the same with most dried Chinese foods, and there is a very large variety of them.
     
  17. broccoli

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    Is that why they taste so good? I get them from the chinese with "me" (broccoli). I never managed to make chinese food the way they do at the restaurants. And nowadays they'll even bring it around to your house so I don't really feel inclined to cook it myself. (guess who is probably going to be ordering chinese very soon? :D)
     
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    Lol, i'm with you. I only do things for two reasons, either (1) I can do it cheaper, or (2) I can do it better. I can't do Chinese food cheaper or better than a Chinese restaurant, e.g. doing a good roast duck somehow costs me more than it does to buy a whole duck from a chinese restaurant. So I never make Chinese roast duck, it's easier to buy. OTOH I can make a steak cheaper and better than most restaurants, which is why I very rarely go to steak restaurants.
     
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    I agree. Even I can cook a steak, it's easy and it doesn't take much time or effort. I'd be reluctant to spend lots of money for that, too.
     
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    Made some Sukiyaki for dinner last night. Nice and easy one pot meal that is super super tasty, pretty healthy and also fun to eat.

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