Saturday, August 4, 2012

Mushroom hunt in Germany

Here we are, spending our Summer holidays in Germany (Hessen) this time. Fukuoka was so hot in these days (37 °C and high humidity), that we could not do anything outdoors at all, so here we enjoy to take some walks sit outside and simply relax...

... and of course we instantly went to the forest to look for mushrooms... not too much there, some Russulae and old boletus,

but yesterday we discovered a "Tonbimaitake" / "Riesenporling" (Meripilus giganteus).
In Germany people hardly eat them, as those mushrooms seem a little bit like leather,
but in Akita it's one of the most expensive and apprechiated mushroom.

Best is to cook it like "Schnitzel" or "Karage" and fry it...

And it really tasted wonderful, like calf-meat... I hope we will find some more of these mushrooms.


  1. It looks really delicious.
    And I love Mushrooms. <3

  2. Thanks. It was the first time I found Tonbimaitake. It was quite huge and looked a little bit weird, but the taste was wonderful ;)