Small with orange-amber caps, these mushrooms have a glossy sheen to them due to a natural layer of gelatin on the surface. Best suited for cooked applications, these mushrooms become silky and firm with a cashew-butterscotch aroma and an earthy, nutty flavor. They are cultivated in Japan specifically for their gelatin coating and for miso soup. The coating helps to serve a a beautiful natural thickener, which is enhanced if you caramelize the mushrooms but roast or grilling them first. Great for stir-fries, miso soup, or mushroom pate.