Because it is meatier and has a more distinct flavor, the King Oyster Mushroom is considered to be more desirable than the more common Oyster Mushroom. It has a thick, meaty white stem and a small tan cap.
Mushrooms (Oyster, King)
It has little flavor or aroma when raw. When cooked, it develops typical mushroom umami flavors with a texture similar to that of abalone.