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What is Djon Djon

Last updated on November 22nd, 2022 at 08:17 pm

Djon Djon is a type of Mushroom cultivated in Haiti. Nestle, one of the largest food manufacturers, has been producing a variety of Maggie Bouillon Spice mixed with Djon Djon powder.

I am not sure how the cubes are manufactured, but a Maggie Bouillon Cube may not be that healthy, in my opinion. But again, it is being widely used by many, and I have not heard any concrete and negative information about it.

I often get a lot of emails with questions regarding the popular Haitian Mushroom called Djon Djon. The questions vary from where to purchase it, how it is sold, and how to use it. I am not a mushroom expert and therefore cannot give more details about this beautiful Mushroom. You may find a lot more detailed information on cultivation on the Internet.

Where to buy Djon Djon and how to use it

The actual Mushroom is sold dried in many Haitian and West-Indian markets. Because the Mushroom is dried, it needs moisture to revive it. And there are two ways to do so. One is to soak the Mushroom for several hours, and the other is to boil.

Dried Djon Djon
Dried Djon Djon

Both methods work very well. Whether you are making Rice with Djon Djon or Chicken with Okra and Djon Djon, you only use the mushroom water.

Many years ago, while vacationing in Canada, I did find the powdered version. I have not seen it again, nor have my Canadian family noticed it. I am not sure if it was one of those products that made a brief appearance on the market.

You may be able to find it online or on Amazon in their Gourmet Herbs and Spices section or category. If you still can’t find it, befriend a Haitian. 🙂

Here is the Mushroom dried and in Maggie Bouillon Cube.

Djon Djon (dried and in cubes)
Djon Djon (dried and in cubes)

Here are a few recipes to get you started:

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