Dried Shiitake, Secret Ingredient for Umami
Are you looking for a new subtle seasoning ?
Shiitake is the best Umami enhancer
"Shiitake"and "Umami"are Japanese word. But, today, most of the shiitake is made in China, or cultivated by artificial substrate.
Almost Japanese Dried Shiitake is Natural log cultivation.
You might not have eaten yet nature made Shiitake. Over 95% of the Shiitake available in supermarkets is artificial substrate cultivation.
Nature made Shiitake contains rich "Guanosine monophosphate (GMP).
GMP makes glutamate taste more intensely Umami.
How about using the Shiitake of Natural log cultivation, instead of MSG (artificial glutamic acid)?
All food has Glu.
Almost, every food contains Natural Glutamic acid. We feel yummy by glutamate taste.
This list shows common food content Natural Glutamic Acid per 200 cal.
Perhaps the list is ordered of delicious foods. More info
GMP enhance Glu.
GMP (Guanosine) makes glutamate taste more intensely umami. More info
GMP is made from Wood
In Japan, we use "sawtooth oak" for cultivate shiitake.
Sawtooth oak is famous as it's sweet Sap. More info
How to Use
Like a Bay leaf
If you have the sliced shiitake and cooking stew cuisine, throw it into the pot like Bay leaves. More info
To be most delicious, please sink cold water until 24 hours in fridge. More info
Let's make Shiitake soup stock.
This makes every dish more yummy as a secret ingredient. More info
Video of natural log cultivation in Miyazaki, Japan
SUGIMOTO Co., Ltd.
Established: 1955 by Masami Sugimoto (Grandfather of current owners).
Address: 458-28, Mitai, Takachiho, Nishiusuki, Miyazaki 882-1101 JAPAN
Tel: +81-982-72-3456 (Japanese) +81- 90-2714-7654 (English). Email:
Products: 100% naturally grown, Dried Shiitake Mushroom (whole & cut Koshin, Donko, Hana Donko) More info
President: Tatsunori "Tony" Sugimoto
Bio: The third generation of the SUGIMOTO's to take charge of the
company. Taking over the company from his father in 2000, Tony has
maintained and strengthened a 1,000-year-old Japanese agriculture
tradition by increasing sales in Japan and now globally using modern digital
marketing techniques. More info
Senior Managing Director: Kazuhide "Kazu" Sugimoto
Bio: Brother to Tony and is in charge of day-to-day operations, sales,
and community collaboration. Apart from his day-to-day factory
management, Kazu is actively involved in the local community.
Kazu started providing tree logs to grow Shiitake for local growers
aiming to the sustainable use of forests. More info