The Pohu mushroom (Pleurotus ostreatus) is from the Oyster Mushroom family and is a dense thick clustered mushroom. The color can range from ochre to white. The Oyster family of mushrooms is the most cultivated of the exotic mushrooms. Oyster Mushrooms have the name because the taste evokes a cooked shellfish flavor. The Pohu is a mild flavored mushroom and the texture is delicate. This mushroom can be used in many recipes from soups to deep fried and eaten as an appetizer. Most commonly, Pohu is used in stir-fry and brings richness to the broth. Many Asian dishes, combine pork with shrimp or calamari. Using an oyster mushroom like Pohu, can easily replicate the richness shell fish brings to a pork or beef stir-fry. The same happens when it is sautéed in olive oil and garlic and then tossed as a meat substitute with linguine and fresh vegetables. Pleurotus fungi have been used in mycoremediation of pollutants such as petroleum and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.