Sayings say that eating too much bamboo shoots or 'Rebung' is ' cold'. That is why women in confinement (after giving birth to a baby) is not allowed to take this.
I like to eat this food. And most of my family members had begun to like it too. Of late I have cooked it several times already. This was because hubby bought some on his way driving back from outstation like Niah or Bekenu. And my weekly maid who came every Thursday brought some for me too. She told me she has one bamboo tree near her house which always have many shoots.
So, 'apa lagi...I cook la in whichever ways I want with them'.
Usually when hubby brought home or when my maid gave me, the skin of the shoots were already peeled or cut. So all I have to do was sliced them and first boiled them with water in a pot. Then I poured away the water and dry the sliced shoots in a siever.
My sliced boiled bamboo shoots in a siever
To cook, simple je... :)
Saute grounded -
3 small shallots
3 big red chillies
3 cili padi (very small but hot chillies)
1 full teaspoon belacan (shrimp paste)
15 pieces udang kering (dried prawns)
in a pot,
Add in the sliced bamboo shoots.
Add some water, approximately 3 glasses or how much soup you want.
Bring to boil.
Add salt and ajinomoto to taste.
If you do not want the soup too hot just lessen the chillies or even omit the small cili padi.
My homemade Bamboo Shoots Soup or Sup Rebung
I think I cooked 'Rebung' two or three times in a row for a week. I either cooked it like above with soup or cooked it dry(without soup), in the same way like any other vegetables. I also cooked it the same way as above but by adding a packet of powdered coconut milk to it. That is called 'Masak Lemak Rebung'.
I am sure there are many other ways of cooking this bamboo shoots (Rebung).
My homemade Masak Lemak Rebung (Bamboo Shoots)
These dishes were eaten hot with rice and some fried Ikan Kembung (fried Mackerel).
P/s. This is how the young bamboo shoots look like before their skins is peeled or cut off.
(picture is from the internet)