Sometimes referred to as its little brother Cloud Ear, Woodear is earthy and mild. This fungi is an extremely versatile ingredient as it soaks up flavors of any ingredient it is paired with; making it the perfect addition to soups and stews. It is widely used in Asian cuisine, and often seen added to broths like Miso or Hot and Sour.
Flavor Character: Natural flavor is earthy and mild.
Reasons We Love Woodear:
Maintains a delicious bite and adds color contrast to your dish; known for its chewy texture and subtle/flavorless nature.
Woodear Goes Well With:
Hot & Sour Soups