Black Truffles from sub-Himalayan Asia (t. indicum, t. sinensis or t. himalayensis) are commonly known as "Chinese Truffles".
While Chinese truffles are less pungent than the European truffle, they can still be a good - and affordable - choice for truffle lovers on a budget.
The overall quality of Chinese truffles has improved enormously in recent years and many experienced truffle lovers have become fans of this less expensive member of the truffle family.
Very similar in appearance and flavor to the European Summer Truffle (t. aestivum) and the Burgundy Truffle (t. uncinatum), the Chinese truffle is worthy of consideration and should not to be dismissed as inferior.
Frozen Truffles retain much of their flavor, but may suffer some loss of fresh truffle texture. Frozen Truffles are still an excellent choice for enjoying truffle flavor when fresh truffles are out of season.
4 oz Imported.
Veal with Eggplant, Truffles & Oyster Sauce
Eggplant and oyster sauce are frequently featured
together in many Asian recipes. Since the slightly
sweet, mild flavor and tender texture of veal and
eggplant seem to go together naturally, we couldn't help
but combine them and then take things a step further by adding a little
truffle to the mix.
By the way, this
version of "East meets West" just happens to
be utterly delicious.