These sliced, wild, dried Shiitake mushrooms are a delicacy used in the finest cuisines around the world. These mushrooms are native to East Asia and are known for their umami flavor and chewy texture. Shiitake mushrooms are ideal for frying, sautéing, boiling, steaming, and grilling. The umami, earthy-like flavor of the Shiitake mushroom allows them to be substituted in recipes that call for wild mushrooms. They can be sliced and used in stir fry, soups, pasta dishes, and more. 16 oz of dried mushrooms is derived from roughly 160 oz of fresh wild mushrooms. It depends on the moisture content of the mushrooms and temperature.