Wood Ear mushroom also known as Black Fungus or Cloud Ear are now being cultivated fresh in Australia.
Previously they were only available in the dried form. This mushroom is an essential ingredient in all Asian cooking, providing a texture contrast in dishes.
Ideal in soups but is also used widely in stir-fries and is a great addition to risotto's.
The dried form of Wood Ear requires soaking for 15-30 minutes before cooking.