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Harvest and Preparation of Bamboo Shoots

By Jenni Li, Owner of Bamboo Forever Nursery | April 26, 2019  | Volume 1

From late spring to fall, it’s the season for new bamboo shoots. If you want to take advantage of this super low-calorie vegetable, read on…

Follow these simple steps and you can have yummy bamboo shoots on your dinner table too

1. When you see bamboo shoots out of ground for about 3-6 inches, cut another 2-3 inches below the ground.


2. Rinse off all the dirt with garden hose.
3. Using a big cutting board and bigger knife, cut the shoot in half.

4. If the bottom part of the shoot is too hard, cut some out until it’s tender.
5. Twist the sheath off. I recommend you ware kitchen gloves for this step, because the short fur on the sheath could poke you.

6. After all sheath are off, rinse the shoots again and cut the shoots to 2 inch chunks.

7. Boil them for 25 minutes and pour out the hot water.

8. Get a fresh pot of water to boiling and boil the shoots for another 15 minutes.
9. Pour out the hot water and let the bamboo shoots soak in cold water.

10. At this point, you can cut the shoots to your desired size to be used in any dishes, such as stir fries, noodles, salad, stew, and of course, soup.

What’s shown here is a super simple, but delicious, bamboo shoots stir fry with garlic and oyster source.