Try our hand-picked collection of the best Bamboo Shoot Recipes! From braised shoots to Filipino-style coconut stew, we've got something for everyone!
- What are Bamboo Shoots?
- 1. Braised Spring Bamboo Shoots
- 2. Coconut-Stewed Bamboo Shoots With Shrimp
- 3. Bamboo Shoots And Beef Stir Fry
- 4. Spicy Bamboo Shoot Salad
- 5. Spicy Pork And Bamboo Stir Fry
- 6. Stir-fried Beef
- 7. Cantonese Spring Rolls
- 8. Sichuan Shredded Chicken Stir-fry
- 9. Chinese-style Stir Fry
- 10. Quick Menma Recipe
- 11. Braised Bamboo Shoots
- 12. Hot And Sour Soup
- 13. Shanghai Pork Soup With Bamboo & Tofu
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What are Bamboo Shoots?
Also called bamboo sprouts, they are the young edible parts of bamboo plants. They're popular in many Asian dishes and soups.
You can find them in different forms – fresh, dried, or canned. They add a unique texture and flavor to dishes.
What does it taste like?
They have a mildly sweet, earthy, and slightly nutty flavor that remains crunchy even when cooked. They're like a funkier water chestnut.
How To Prepare It?
Fresh bamboo shoots need peeling, cleaning, and cooking, while canned bamboo shoots are ready to use.
They can be boiled, sautéed, braised, and served with meat and fish or stir-fried with other vegetables.
These braised bamboo shoots are a classic Shanghai dish.
They become tender but still crunchy, and they're coated in the sweet and sticky sauce.
This recipe is from the book "I Am a Filipino" by Nicole Ponseca.
In this recipe, shrimp are sauteed in a flavorful coconut milk sauce with onions, ginger, and red chile. Bamboo shoots add a crisp texture and a mild, earthy taste.
It tastes delicious served over freshly steamed rice!
Bamboo shoots take center stage in this beef stir-fry with their earthy flavor and crunchy texture!
The stir-fry sauce is rich with umami and spices from Vietnamese fish sauce and black pepper.
You can serve it over rice or savor it on its own for a low-carb meal.
This quick and spicy bamboo sprout salad doesn't require cooking and can be served either cold or at room temperature.
The spicy dressing includes raw garlic, chili flakes, oyster sauce, light soy sauce, sugar, and vinegar. Mix with bamboo shoots and enjoy!
This dish has it all – crunchy bamboo, spicy chilis, and savory marinated pork.
The best part is you can adjust the spiciness to your liking by adding or skipping the red chili flakes.
Serve with white rice for a wholesome meal!
This stir-fried beef and bamboo shoot dish is a Vietnamese favorite! It has tender bamboo that soaks up the delicious juices from the beef and garlic.
To make it, you'll marinate the beef with salt and garlic. Then, it gets tossed with cooked bamboo shoots and fish sauce to create a super-rich flavor!
Cantonese Spring Rolls are a great starter for a Chinese New Year dinner party!
These authentic rolls are made with bamboo shoots, shiitake mushrooms, napa cabbage, and minced pork.
The sweet and sour chili sauce takes them to the next level!
This Sichuan-style shredded chicken stir-fry is ready in 30 minutes. It features thinly sliced chicken stir-fried with colorful veggies in a spicy sweet and sour garlic sauce.
Serve it with steamed white rice for a comforting meal!
This stir-fry is a breeze, taking less than 15 minutes to make, and it's the simplest bamboo shoots recipe here.
All you need to do is boil the bamboo briefly, then stir-fry them with a bit of soy sauce, salt, and sugar to bring our their natural flavor.
This Menma recipe will help you make a classic ramen topping in under 40 minutes.
It's made by thinly slicing bamboo and then simmering it in a soy-based sauce with a sweet, nutty, and slightly spicy flavor.
Traditionally, it's eaten on top of ramen, but you can also use it in stir-fries and rice bowls.
Fat, soy sauce and sugar are all you need to make this delicious braised bamboo recipe!
Some tips: soak the shoots in water for 10 hours to remove bitterness and enhance their taste.
For the most authentic flavor, use animal fats like lard or chicken fat, which infuse the tender bamboo with more flavor. Vegetable oils are okay but won't impart the same depth.
This hearty, glossy, thick soup is one of the most popular side dishes in Chinese restaurants. It's spicy and sour, filled with tasty ingredients like fresh bamboo, shiitake mushrooms, and carrots.
Pro tip: To achieve the perfect consistency, blend the cornstarch with water and slowly add it to the soup to ensure a smooth texture.
This Shanghai-style soup is a hearty dish featuring salted pork with bamboo shoots and tofu knots.
The soup is simmered for 2 hours and 50 minutes to develop its deep flavors.
You can enjoy it as an appetizer or as a main course with rice and a side of vegetables.
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