Monthly Archives: April 2013

Chinese Mycology

See You Tomorrow
*金针菇 (jīnzhēngū): Often literally translated as golden needle mushroom, but also known as Flammulina Velutipes, it’s a very common mushroom in Asia, where we eat it all the time. This one is saying “see you tomorrow!” because, according to popular wisdom, you can see it almost intact the day after you eat it if you are curious enough. Personally, I don’t think it’s that hard to digest and Wikipedia says it might also prevent cancer, so give it a try!

Kindergarten Mashup

Westerners might not be familiar with the character on the right, even if it’s one of the most popular cartoon characters in China: Xǐ Yáng Yáng or the “happy goat”.