Origin: Shizuoka Japan
Flavor Profile: Donko log grown shiitake is revered as one of the highest grade shiitakes throughout Japan and China. Loaded with umami due to high concentrations of amino acid glutamate. When cooked, shiitake caps take on a meaty texture, if cooked long enough you can get a pleasant savory chewiness out of them that lasts with every bite.
Application: Any shiitake recipe.