|Different types of dried mushrooms|
|Mushroom chili pastes|
MMM... Mushroom crackers to go with the chili pastes. I'm normally used to eating shrimp crackers but these taste almost the same without the seafood hint. We picked up 3 bags for 100 bath ($4.50).
|Plump oyster mushrooms perfect for stir fry's|
|Materials for growing mushroom spores|
|Food sources for mushroom spores|
|Mushroom spores grown in rice medium|
This area was very humid. There were built in automatic sprinklers that go off every so often. The mushrooms were growing at different rates. Some of the mushrooms being harvested here are monkey head, Shiitake, Reishi, champignon, pink, blue and golden oyster mushrooms.
Reishi mushrooms are being harvested here. Considering how expensive they are, this place is a GOLD MINE!
|Shiitake mushrooms being grown|
Shiitake mushroom flavoured fish sauce being fermented in large jars.
|A ginormous abandoned bee hive sitting on top of us|
Chinese style fish maw soup, minus fish maw soup had been replaced with mushrooms! It was delicious. I was really excited about this food venture and I think the fungi themed food truck idea would really fly in Vancouver! I hopped around line up to line up, trying to get anything I can put my hands on. There was a huge line up gather around the deep frying station, "keep them coming! don't stop frying!" begged the customers with their bills raised up in the air. When our tour guide told us about mushroom french fries, there was no way I was going to leave this place without trying them. Because of the long line up, each order was made fresh. I got my batch, along with other battered and fried mushroom goodness.
The final thing I was getting for my (pre) lunch was the mushroom ice cream. It came in 2 flavours, chocolate and milk, I chose the latter. I was scared that it would taste like frozen cream of mushroom soup. But contrary, once I tasted it, the ice cream was yummy and the mushroom bits were frozen which gave it an extra texture to chew on. It was a nice sweet and creamy taste that reminded me of butterscotch, or something similar to rum raisin.
We all left Mister Mushroom farm with a full belly and bags filled with goodies. Fresh mushrooms, good price, educational and informative tour, and yummy snacks. A great spot to visit when you're in Nakhon!