We use dry shiitake mushrooms in many different dishes:
We soak them in water for ten minutes, until soft and then add them into soup, vegetable dishes, stews, etc.
We use shiitake to make a tea that help to reduce fever, dissolve animal fat and relax the body.
Here is the recipe:
Shiitake Mushroom Tea
Place water and the cut mushroom into a lsaucepan, bring to a boil, lower the flame and simmer 4 to 5 minutes. Add shoyu. Drink