I don't speak any Chinese, but I asked some Hong Kong vendors and they wrote down "冬菇" for me. Some websites call these Shiitake Mushrooms, but is this correct? I know they're dried, but they still don't look like Shiitake to me.

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Are these really the same species as Shiitake Mushrooms in American supermarkets?

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冬菇 are indeed Lentinula edodes or shiitake mushrooms.

Note that mushrooms can vary a bit in color depending on where the were grown and dehydrating will also change them.

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