We have deprived little pandas of their meal... Bamboo shoots is a delicacy when we are far away from home.
'Old Wives' Tale' ~ bamboo shoots is believed to have cause 'wind' and whoever has arthritis should avoid bamboo shoot altogether.
I was trying out this recipe yesterday... preparing pickled bamboo shoots for our dinner as a side dish. The smell of pickled bamboo shoots is horrid (smell like urea....) and it stays in the kitchen or house for a very long time...
The minute Mr H walked in the house... I could see his face started to twitch...
Mr H : What's that smell??
Me : hmm... bamboo shoots
Mr H: I think I need some air...
and he immediately opened the front door and kitchen door... hoping that the breeze would clear the odour.
So yes ... the smell of pickled bamboo shoots can be a 'Put Off' ... even to our Asian nose ...
Basic ingredients ..
400g Bamboo shoots - purchased from Asian Grocer
2 tablespoon fish sauce
2 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon sugar
2 shallots - thinly sliced
4 sprigs of spring onion - thinly sliced
1 chilli - julienne
12-15 young mint leaves
3 tablespoon of glutinous rice -
1 tablespoon of toasted sesame seeds
Wash Bamboo shoots and place on kitchen paper. Cut into thin strips
Mix fish sauce, lime juice, sugar and shallots in a bowl. Leave it aside
Roast (dry)the glutinous rice in a pan until golden in colour, once cooled, use pestle and mortar or processor and ground into a semi fine texture.
Roast (dry) sesame seeds. Leave it aside.
Mix bamboo shoots, fish sauce dressing, chilli, spring onion and grounded glutinous rice in a salad bowl