Dark Chewy Beautiful Tender Edible Blossoms

Photo by Marsden Epworth

Chinese banquet food never thrilled me. Jelly fish and sea cucumbers I could live without.  But tree ears, those  dark, chewy, beautiful, black, tender blossoms, a  fungus grown on trees, now there’s a treat. And like many foods in China, mo-er mushrooms are said to have a medicinal value. They improve breathing, people said, circulation and well being.

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