I started Foodies simply to share my impressions of food that I encounterd in Japan and other countries.
I hope to inspire people to savour and enjoy the time they spend preparing and eating food. I also hope to reveal the rich diversity and importance of food within the cultures of different countries. I believe that understanding food and culinary culture of different countries is one of the easiest and fastest ways to know and understand the people. Food is one of the most essential things in the human life and the culinary culture of a country embodies the country’s own history, spirit and joy.
I hope you too can discover and enjoy the different tastes of food from other countries and gain an insight into the people and places it's from.


SHIITAKE Mushrooms

SHIITAKE is a type of Japanese mushroom. The word comes from Shii tree (Castanopsis cuspidata ). It is generally known in the world by its Japanese name, SHIITAKE. Recently, we can eat SHIITAKE at luxurious restraunts in the wold. SHIITAKE has a wonderful flavor and texture.

Here in Japan, SHIITAKE mushrooms are popular ingredients for Japanese cuisines. However, SHIITAKE has a wide range in price. Some of the famous brand SHIITAKE mushrooms are very expensive. My fovorite mushroom, INOUE SHIITAKE, a famous brand in NARA, is fantastic!

I recommend using an excellent SHIITAKE to make SHIITAKE BURGER.

Enjoy the flavor of SHITAKE mushroom!