DA very versatile mushrooms.They have a delicious meaty taste and texture. They are served in miso soup, used as the basis for a kind of vegetarian dashi, and also as an ingredient in many steamed and simmered dishes.
They have tall, peaked, honeycombed caps, and are completely hollow. Their flavor is described as an earthy combination of butter and faint smoke. These characteristics are said to improve or even intensify with drying.