Common Name : Bamboo shoots
Botanical Name : (Bambusaceae)
A tropical China bamboo, fresh whole bamboo shoots are young
bamboo shoots that emerge form the side at the ground of a bamboo
tree or plant. It is usually cone shape. the young bamboo shoots
are harvested and sold in the Asian wet market. careful handling
the shoot, its cover with fine hairs may pricked your hands.
The layer of young leaves covering the shoots must be remove.
Not much is left after removing the leaves. The young center
pulp (when grown will be the woody bamboo tree) . The pulp must
be boil to remove the toxic before used.
If you do not know how to prepare fresh bamboo shoots, buy the
optional, canned bamboo shoot, dried bamboo shoot or plastic
packed bamboo shoot can be used.
Today you can fresh buy ready edible bamboo shoots in seal
packs, dried, canned. Bamboo shoots are used in stir-fried,
braise, and soup. It slightly crunchy and taste mainly come
from the braise flavour.
Infact the whole plant are usable, the trunk are used for weaving
basket, poles, building material, small floating boat and the
leaves are used in packing (lining) Some variety have bigger
leaves are used for wrapping dumpling.