Shiitake Bacon Print 10 LikeDislike By Samantha Elkrief I’ve been a vegetarian since I was 5, and I’ve never had bacon! But, I hear this stuff is pretty close to the real thing! The first time I had it was at the Natural Gourmet Institute, and it was just so yummy! Crispy, kinda sweet, salty and lots of umami. You can’t go wrong! It’s also super easy to make and people are always impressed by it. It’s great as a snack, on soups, in sandwiches, on top of mac and cheese and anywhere else! And feel free to make a lot, they definitely shrink and go quickly.