King trumpet mushrooms are known by many names. It can go as King Oyster mushroom, King brown mushroom, and trumpet royale’ among others. It got its name from its size. It is the largest in the oyster mushroom species and unlike the other oyster mushroom variants, it is prized for its stem rather than its cap. The stems can be grilled and are said to have the texture of very tender squid or scallops. The stems of the King trumpet mushroom can grow up to 20 cm long and have a diameter of up to five centimeters. King trumpet mushrooms are extremely popular in many Asian countries due to its abalone-like flavor and affordability.
King Trumpet Mushroom Trivia
- King trumpet mushrooms are a popular vegan “scallop” with its texture and taste being near that to abalone or scallop.
- Due to its size, king trumpet mushrooms can be prepared as a main dish, a side dish, or even a snack.
- Unlike other mushrooms that are usually added to other dishes, king trumpet mushrooms are usually the star of their own dishes.
- King trumpet mushrooms have been said to contain chemicals that stimulate and strengthen the immune system.