Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Our Spring Taste;

(posted; Japanese meal page)
*Cooked Bamboo shoot; our favorite spring taste*
Sorry that my old friend may remember my old post about this dish. About a week ago, awaited annual gift of spring taste from my next-neighbor arrived. Wife of the family has parents who are semi-agricultural and lives mountain side.  Its season starts from April and we can enjoy them until May. My blog friend taught me that one of the highest fiber content vegetable. So it help us to keep cholesterol levels. I wonder if mine suits my friends' taste in western country.
Ones sold at the stores are a little bit expensive, 
we were blessed with the precious and delectable spring gift. 

This was my late brother's favorite dish too and  I remember his happy face when he came to have them or pick them. We have superstition that Life is prolonged for 75 days when we eat firstling of the season"       I wish to believe it p;)

         Linking this post to "Thursday Favorite Thing"
      (PS> So sorry for the unmatched header for the new post.)


  1. Hello Miyako, looks like an interesting and healthy dish! I will try anything at least once.. What a nice superstition, well worth eating the bamboo shoot. Have a happy day and week ahead!

  2. Hello Miyako. Lucky you to have such nice neighbours who give you the bamboo shoots at the beginning of the season. It looks interesting. I tried a lot of different foods while I was in Japan but I don't think one of them were bamboo shoots. Maybe if we get back there we will get to try them.
    Thanks for your comments on my post.

  3. I would like to taste it, sounds good!

  4. Dearest Miyako san!
    The highest fiber to keep cholestrol
    spring time the banboo shoots.
    japanese foods are Row food diet...
    I was more golfing just stating few days because of long time was raining days.
    Have a nise day with Otosama..

  5. Takenoko's season has come for me,too. We get some fresh takenoko from one of my husband friends every year. Yesterday I made Takenoko-gohann with a raw takenoko that he digged yesterday's morning. Very delicious.
    Enjoy spring food!

  6. nice that you get to enjoy them through your neighbor's relatives! i bet they are good as well as good for you. :)

  7. Hi Miyako, What a pretty spring plate you're using to serve your bamboo shoots! Good Health to you!

  8. Ohhh yum! How nice you got such tasty gift from your neighbor :-)
    They are yummy and healthy, and your dish looks very lovely! What a great spring treat :-) Enjoy and I hope your cold gets better soon xoxo

  9. I used to eat bamboo all the time but stopped since living in the US. Fresh and young bamboo shoots look great (must taste good too).

  10. I have eaten bamboo shoots in restaurants but have never seen how they grow or how they are cooked. This was so interesting to me. Thank you for showing the whole process.

    I would choose to believe that tradition too if I were you!

  11. i have never eaten bamboo shoots...they look very good...you always present your food so beautifully!!
    sending love and hugs fro across the ocean!!

  12. Hi,Miyako sama. I also imagine that youe late brother Minoru's smile face. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you expanding youe life span more and more by eating the first dishes of the season.

  13. Dearest Miyako,
    Indeed bamboo shoots are a SUPER FOOD! We love to eat it, as we really enjoy all Asian foods. Here you can buy it canned, not fresh in our area. You were lucky for getting this. Enjoy it and stay healthy both of you.

    PS thanks for the shout out!

  14. How wonderful to receive this delectable gift. I am a fan of bamboo root. Yum! Thank you for sharing your wonderful blog at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop ♥

  15. I would like to try this dish someday!

  16. That is so sweet that you have a dish to remember your brother with...thanks for sharing it on the Thursday Blog Hop!

  17. Thank you so much for taking time from your evening to comment on our Bento Box school lunch idea.

    I have never gotten to have fresh bamboo shoots but I bet they are really good. I did get to have fresh water chestnuts when I lived in Hong Kong.

  18. This looks so yummy! I will have to put it on my list to try. :)