Hericium erinaceus is listed as the “Four Famous Dishes” with bear paw , sea cucumber and shark fin . The mushroom meat is tender, mellow and delicious, and is known as “Vegetarian Meat”. Hericium erinaceus has a special shape. Its fruit bodies are round and thick. The cap has thorns and the thorns are upward. They are white when fresh, and change from light yellow to light brown when dried. The base is narrow or slightly short, and the upper part is enlarged. It is 3.5~10 cm in diameter and looks like golden hericium from a distance, so it is called “Hericium”.