Talking Total Shiitake

, , , | Right | September 30, 2020

Server: “Table four has a shellfish allergy. Can they get the salmon without the oyster mushrooms?”

Oyster mushrooms are a specific type of mushroom; they don’t contain any oysters.

Me: “Uh… you can tell them that that’s just the name for the mushroom. There’s no shellfish in that dish whatsoever.”

The server goes out and returns.

Server: “No, they’re afraid you might not know what’s in it. They’ve never heard of an oyster mushroom.”

Me: “Ask them if Hiratake mushrooms would be okay instead?”

“Hiratakai” is the Japanese name for oyster mushrooms. The server goes out and returns.

Server: “Okay!”

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