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Black King Trumpet

AKA Black Pearl, Black Oyster - NOT A COMMON STORE FIND!

Background & Origins:

Black King Trumpet mushrooms were developed by hybridizing Japanese and European oyster mushroom varieties and can be grown in temperate and subtropical climates worldwide. Today, Black King Trumpets are considered a rarer variety of oyster mushroom, only available through select specialty growers.


Black King Trumpet mushrooms have a soft and slightly chewy texture with a bittersweet aroma reminiscent of anise. Their flavor is descried as distinctly peppery, while a sharp tongue can detect sweetness and nuttiness behind their umami-forward taste.

Recommended Cooking Styles:

These mushrooms' mild flavor makes them a great addition to any stir-fry, soup, or curry without much adjustment to the original recipe. They are also great battered and fried tempura-style as a vegan substitute for any white fish.

Click on the links below to see some recipes using these mushrooms:

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