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black pearl mushroom/Pad Hed Poa


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#1 beanboy

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Posted 21 February 2011 - 10:19 PM

We just had some carryout from a place here in Chicago, USA. One of the dishes we had was Pad Hed Poa which was described as 'Stir-fried black pearl mushroom and ground pork cooked with chili paste'. We enjoyed it quite a bit--the pork was cooked to the point where it almost became a grain/accompaniment to the Mushrooms, which were probably reconstituted dried funghi. To a certain extent they resembled black olives in size and shape with a nice earthy crunch to them.
I've searched for more information on 'black pearl mushroom' and have hit a blank wall.
I'd appreciate any info on the mushrooms--perhaps a different more common name, or at least a description of some sort. If you think they might be fairly easily found in the States, please point me in that direction.
Also, any notes on the dish as a whole--what it is, traditionally, would be helpful in recreating it.

#2 threestars

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 05:50 AM

I got curios on how it looks like. Does it resemble like this one here:
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#3 Nayan Gowda

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Posted 17 March 2011 - 06:14 AM

They appear to be these:

http://www.flickr.co...iebe/160760212/
http://en.wikipedia....s_hygrometricus

Can't help you anymore than that, I'm afraid.
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