How to prepare vegetables

Bamboo shoots

Bamboo shoots - cutting off the tip

Diagonally cut off the tip.

Bamboo shoots - making a vertical slit

Make a vertical slit into the skin to allow for faster cooking. After boiling, start peeling the skin from this slit.

Bamboo shoots - parboiling

Using rice grains is an easier alternative to rice bran (nuka) for parboiling. Also add in a red chili pepper to reduce the amount of scum that will form on the surface of the boiled water.


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