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Thursday, July 22, 2010

316. Bamboo Shoots or Rebung

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
2 garlic
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,

like this...

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)


TK said...

Been quite busy lately. Baru sempat jenguk blog Mak Isah today. Samapi2 terus nampak makanan sedap I love bambbo shots so much but here in Terengganu it's not popular. Lama sgt dah tak makan..
I mmg tak pandai masak ni..

reanaclaire said...

they have a strong smell too, right? yes, my canteen also sells this.. esp during puasa time, these are sold almost everywhere..

mNhL said...

Alamak! My mum's favourite. My late aunt used to stay near Cameron Highland and she will buy from the Orang Asli. Too bad, I don't know how to eat this because of the smell.

Btw, your weekly maid so nice to give you some home planted one.

Lady of Leisure said...

sedapnya.. i love rebung so much, be it goreng pedas ke, masak lemak ke, soup ke semua i sukaaaa...

Alice Phua said...

Oh, I love eating bamboo shoot! But too bad I no longer stay with my mum anymore so don't get to eat it. My MIL doesn't know how to cook it at all. One time I bought it from the Orang Asli in Cameron Highlands, bought it for MIL to cook (not knowing that she doesn't know how to cook it) and I myself don't cook at that time when still staying with in-laws. So in the end the rebung all went to waste.

Kak Nora said...

I love masak lemak rebung but not the 'jeruk' one, smells terrible. I had gulai rebung twice yesterday..once for brunch at the RnR on the way to Kuantan from Melaka. And another round, for late lunch bought at a stall in Kuantan,

Puan Isah said...

Terima kasih datang jenguk2 he he..TK apa kabar? miz u :)

A'ah memang sedap, mak isah suka. Senang je masak rebung ni, asal ada belacan, sedap!

Ni ingin tau..apa masakan istimewa orang2 Terengganu ye?

Puan Isah said...

Strong smell? not sure reanaclaire..or maybe I got used to it :) But if there is, that's why I always boil them first after slicing them and then cooked.
Yes, here too, popular during puasa time.

Puan Isah said...

mNhL, your mum's favourite? me 2. these can only be obtain at Cameron Highlands? Over here, it's in abundance, everywhere it is sold or if rajin, just go into the jungle to look for it he he..

Oh my weekly amah is an Iban, and she plants a lot of things, including cili padi or daun sup, which she gives me almost every week :)

Puan Isah said...

Lady of Leisure...sama la kita, asal masak rebung semua laku! LOL

Nice :)

Puan Isah said...

Alice Phua,
hi there! welcome aboard! nice to know you dropped by here. Oh what a waste! So you can only get rebung from the Cameron Highlands?

btw, you've a lovely kid there. I dropped by at your blog :)

Puan Isah said...

Kak Nora,
yang 'jeruk' tu jarang sekali ada kat sini kecuali kena buat sendiri, takde jual. Wah! 2 kali? he he...sedap kan?

Glad you like it too :)

Alice Phua said...

Puan Isah, actually I saw hypermarkets selling rebung too. It's just that I remember last time my mum bought a lot of rebung from the Orang Asli in Cameron Highlands becos they sell it cheaper. That's how I terfikir nak beli rebung when go to Cameron Highlands, manalah tau MIL dunno how to cook it, in the end, it stayed in her fridge for long and I think finally she disposed it. What a waste! :-(

Actually I came to know about your blog thru mNhL. Yes, I have clicked to follow your blog. I add your blog to my blog roll, ya?