Mushroom season

Typhoon Ramassun has now past over China after causing major destruction in the south. Here in Xishuangbanna we experienced the side effects rather than the eye of the storm. We had heavy, continuous rain for the last four days and the river rose around three metres in 24 hours! But now we get a very positive side effect of these rains…..mushrooms! Going down to the Menglun market once the rains had subsided I was astonished at the variety of species available. Here are a few photos.

MushroomWomen

Dai women selling their mornings collection from the forest.

Chanterelles

I arrived at the market quite late but managed to get the last of the chanterelles.

Variety

Such variety! Can anyone identify any of these?

HomeCooking

Back home and ready to make garlic mushrooms