Bamboo shoots “Madake”

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In April, “MOSO” bamboo shoots are in season. Now in June, “MADAKE” bamboo shoots are ready to harvest!
MADAKE is smaller than MOSO especially its width.

The followings are “Madake”;

MADAKE bamboo shoots

There are a lot of bamboo shoots ! When you harvest, you just need to bend at the bottom. Easily you can get them.

“MOSO” bamboo shoots. As you can see this one is much thicker and bigger.
Btw, this shoot grew too much and it’s not tasty at all.

How To Peel Bamboo’s Skin and Take Edible parts ?

First, cut it in half.

Put your finger into the bamboo shoots and move forward, then take the shoot out.

After that boil it. Then cook it with something such as a rice ball called “ONIGIRI” in Japanese.

These rice balls were so yummy! I’ve heard how to make it and will share it here.

Firstly, boil bamboo shoots and stir fly with sesame oil.

Then add sesame and mix them with rice.

Finally, add salt.

That’s it ! 😀