White/Brown Hon Shimeji mushrooms are small to medium in size, growing in tightly packed bunches with convex, rounded, button caps and slender stems. The petite caps are pure white, pale, smooth, and crisp. The ivory stems are slender, averaging 5-7 centimeters in height, and connect to a thick, white, inedible base.
White Hon Shimeji mushrooms have an almond-like aroma and a sharp, bitter flavor when fresh. When cooked, the texture is crunchy with a buttery and nutty, shellfish flavor. White Hon Shimeji mushrooms are available year-round.