Ono Pure Water Restaurant
- Menu introduction
Grown at the source of the Kuzuryu River
‘Grifola frondosa’ (a type of mushroom commonly known as ‘hen of the woods’) is 90% made up of water.
The Izumi region where this ‘grifola frondosa’ grows is at the source of the Kuzuryu River.
The stream flows cold and strong deep in the mountains in this region.
With proper regulation of humidity, Kuzuryu grifola frondosa absorbs abundant quantities of the beautiful and pure water here.
You could say that ‘grifola frondosa’ is raised and nurtured by the Kuzuryu River.
Cultivating Kuzuryu Grifola Frondosa
A similar process to making craft beer.
As part of the process of growing ‘grifola frondosa’,
we recreate a summer and an autumn environment.
The cultivation room is filled with summer air while the generator room is filled with autumn air.
We carefully grow ‘grifola frondosa’ by taking in fresh air from outside and controlling its temperature and humidity for about 70 days.
We try to recreate as natural an environment as possible.
We are like a small local brewery.
We cannot mass produce at a low cost like major companies.
But, because we devote time and effort to the process, the end result is a product with a chewy texture, and a delicious taste and aroma.