Out of curiousity and for the sake of blogging, I bought these fresh ling zhi. It looks pretty and a good conversation topic. However, now I wonder how it tastes like? I am going to make soup with pork ribs but wonder if the soup is going to be bitter? I can hardly smell anything so do I need to add some stuffs into the soup to make it more oomph?
In case you are not aware, ling zhi comes in kick-ass super expensive capsules and are touted to cure cancer. Doh. I don’t believe that of course. You need to chew the whole forest to be able to do that, I think. And cure alright. Because you will be dead by then. Hehehe.
Anyway, it is a pretty thing, isn’t it?
I am not sure if I need to slice it smaller or how long should I boil the soup? Anyone knows?
Here’s some fact on Lingzhi:
LÃƒÂngzhÃ„Â« (traditional Chinese: Ã©ÂË†Ã¨Å Â; simplified Chinese: Ã§ÂÂµÃ¨Å Â; Japanese: reishi; Korean: yeongji, hangul: Ã¬ËœÂÃ¬Â§â‚¬) is the name for one form of the mushroom Ganoderma lucidum.
According to The Chinese Herbal Materia Medica (Ã¦Å“Â¬Ã¨Ââ€°Ã§Â¶Â±Ã§â€ºÂ®), lingzhi may be classified into six categories according to their shapes and colors, each of which is believed to nourish a different part of the body.
1. Red – heart
THE LINGZHI IS VERY, VERY BITTER AND MY WHOLE POT OF SOUP IS INEDIBLE! BLEK!