Vietnamese cooking uses dried shiitake mushroom (nam huong) a lot to add an earthy flavor to the dish.
How to use
You can use it to flavor stock/broth, or you can mince it and add it to for example meatballs and fried spring rolls. You can also slice it and use in stir-fry.
How to prep
Dried shiitake mushroom requires soaking. Boil some water and pour it over dried shiitake mushrooms. Let the mushrooms soak for 5 – 7 minutes, or until they are plump and softened.
Where to buy
You can find dried whole shiitake mushroom at Asian grocery stores.