Bamboo is a member of the woody grass family. Bamboo shoots are edible new growth that harvested from the bamboo plant. Bamboo shoots are low in fat and calories, also a good source of fiber and potassium (heart-healthy mineral that helps to maintain normal blood pressure and a steady heart beat). To prepare fresh bamboo shoots for cooking, peel off the outer layers to reveal the core, which is typically slice into thin strips and then blanch in boiling water to remove its natural bitterness. Do not eat bamboo shoots raw because it has bitter tasting and hard to digest.
Bamboo shoots can be cooked in various ways. Here I would like to share one of my favorite recipes.
Bamboo Shoot in Sambal Tuhau
(hebung miampai sambal tuhau)
The main ingredients:
|peeled & sliced bamboo shoot|
|tuhau, red pepper, shallot & garlic (grind)|
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
- some salt
- some sugar
- Blanch bamboo shoot for about 15 minutes. Drain.
- Heat up oil in wok, deep fry anchovies until slightly crisp. Set aside.
- Stir-fry ground ingredients until fragrant.
- Add in cooked bamboo shoot and stir briefly.
- Add in seasoning ingredients and fried anchovies. Mix well. Serve
|Bamboo Shoot in Sambal Tuhau|