Anyone knows how fresh Ling zhi tastes like?

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?

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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?

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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:

Língzhī (traditional Chinese: 靈芝; simplified Chinese: 灵芝; Japanese: reishi; Korean: yeongji, hangul: 영지) is the name for one form of the mushroom Ganoderma lucidum.
According to The Chinese Herbal Materia Medica (本草綱目), 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

Added :

THE LINGZHI IS VERY, VERY BITTER AND MY WHOLE POT OF SOUP IS INEDIBLE! BLEK!

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4 thoughts on “Anyone knows how fresh Ling zhi tastes like?

    Vincent

    (May 28, 2007 - 6:29 pm)

    My Gano-lingzhi recipe Blogs => http://ganodermalucidum.blogspot.com/2007/01/ganoderma-lucidum-health-recipes.html

    Plss give me some comment! 🙂

    Agnes Tan

    (May 28, 2007 - 11:28 pm)

    Aiyoh.. where did u bought the red lingzhi?
    I tot they r supposed to be black.
    You tell everyone what red lingzhi tastes like..
    🙂

    Jian

    (May 29, 2007 - 2:46 am)

    mom also bought 1 packet. er packet becuz its 2 small stalks of ling zhi , a small packet of rock sugar and a few pandan leaves…any conclusion?

    Erina Law

    (May 30, 2007 - 1:00 pm)

    I am not sure about this on making soup but hear off ppl using it for medicine only.

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