Friday, October 31, 2008

day 304 - bamboo (7) - food and drink

Bamboo skewers are used widely for fish and chicken in yakitori.

Bamboo shoot.
Amazingly, the shoot already contains all the divisions and nodes which will later be formed in mature bamboo. We'd only ever eaten the canned stuff in Australia, but fresh, they're amazing! Unfortunately they're only available fresh for a few weeks in spring every year.


Because of its very fine grain, bamboo is ideal for spoons, rice paddles and chopsticks.

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