Welcome to today's Squid Ink Special, in which we take the time to show you a great deal or specialty ingredient we've come across in our general shopping adventures. Today spotlights a tasty varietal of mushroom known in Japan as bunashimeji. These tiny mushrooms are organic, and a whole package will run you a mere $1.79 at Mitsuwa Marketplace. They're very tender, and do quite well simply sautéed in butter and soy sauce. Bunashimeji are also a great addition to a bowl of soba or udon noodle soup.

Mitsuwa Marketplace: 3760 South Centinela Avenue, Mar Vista,

(310) 398-2113 AND 21515 South Western Avenue, Torrance, (310) 782-0335‎.

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