Enokidake

Winter Mushroom

Enokidake is one of the most widely-consumed mushrooms in Japan. It is easily recognisable, composed of bunches of small mushrooms on very thin stalks. As the wild variety of enokidake resists cold well, and can thrive even in snowy conditions, it is also known as yuki-no-shita (“under the snow”) or winter mushrooms. Its light, subtle savoury flavour makes it a highly-adaptable ingredient that can be used in many dishes, but it is most commonly found in miso soup, nabe hotpots and sukiyaki.