Monday, May 22, 2017

Cooked Bamboo shoot (slim type) and Rice Paddy etc;

* "Hachiku"  Slim Type  Bamboo  Shoot  
Early this spring, we could already enjoy normal type of bamboo shoot, "awaited annual spring taste", from our next-neighbor.  This year we were also given different 'Slim Type' bamboo shoot, which is called "淡竹. hachiku" in Japanese.  Link pages "Phyllostachys nigra", "picture page".   It takes a bit long time to cook this high fiber containing vegetable; but sometimes makes me wonder how you 'who hasn't tasted before'  feel this delectable dish for us ♪  

*Getting ready for  Rice Panting  
These scenes were taken on 22nd, just started to get ready for rice planting before rainy season comes.  I could see more numbers of my regular herons in the paddy.   

*Gifted flower pictures from husband's friend*
Lady keyboard player who is in the same band group my husband involved kindly sent me these flower pictures taken from her garden through sns called 'line'.  Especially, the beautiful Red Azalea caught my eyes.  I really appreciate her thoughtfulness (^.^)

I DO hope you will have a WONDERFUL New Week.
Wishing to Start Visiting You this week.

Linking this post to and Thanks to all the link hosts;


  1. Gorgeous photographs, Orchid, your flower mosaic is so pretty. Love the delicate white lily-of- the-valley. On Mother's Day in France it is a popular gift, we call it Muguet.
    Happy Mosaic Monday.

  2. Hello Miyako, your photos are just lovely, of such pretty views and hard work too! The white heron are always a delight to see too! Enjoy your week and take good care!

  3. Hello Orchid, just stopping by to admire your photos. I am now living in Thailand and they had a big ceremony here for the planting of the royal rice, We have been admiring the photos of your beautiful Princess who is about to be married on the television here!
    Have a lovely week.
    Wren x

  4. Interesting to watch the rice being planted. We always like to learn how such things are accomplished . Your birds are beautiful and I'm sure they love the flooded fields! I would love to try the bamboo shoots.

  5. As Asian, I grew up eating bamboo shoots. I miss it sometimes. All I can get her is shoots in cans.

    Worth a Thousand Words

  6. Don't know if one can buy raw bamboo shoots, but I use the canned ones sometimes in one of my late mother's dishes - I like the taste! You are making me hungry for it. Also, beautiful flowers! Thank you much for sharing this practical and beautiful post with All Seasons, Miyako! Have a lovely week:)

  7. The bamboo shoots look so interesting. I've only eaten the canned ones that don't taste like much of anything. I hope the rice planting goes well - it's such an important crop for many people around the world.

  8. I haven't seen "fresh" bamboo shoots before ... just the canned variety here in the states. Believe it or not, there are rice fields near me! Unfortunately, because of the drought in 2013, many of the farmers are now growing other crops. Your friends flowers are lovely.

  9. Oh yum! I wasn't aware there were different types of bamboo shoots. Your bamboo shoot dish looks so delicious :-) Love the sceneries of rice paddy. Around this season, with water on the field, it feels so refreshing! I loved finding tadpoles in the rice paddy fields when I was a child. The flowers are very pretty. How kind of the band friend to send you those beautiful pictures :-) Love lily of the valley.
    It's been pouring rain here this week. It feels like Tsuyu in Japan :-) Have a great day, Miyako san! xo

  10. The growing bamboo shoots are looking so funny, but I bet they taste delicious! I think I have never tasted them... So interesting to know that you too have that tiny flower - Convallaria majalis (don't know its name in English). It it Finland's national flower and shall soon bloom here.

    Lovely post Miyako - thank you for linking.

  11. Hello Miyako..I always learn something new when I come here...I love the flowers and the herons...hug..Michelle

  12. Dearest Miyako,
    Even though it is not related at all, those fresh bamboo shoots do remind me of the asparagus coming up.
    As much as I love the delicious fiber rich bamboo shoots, I have no idea if there are any fresh ones on the market here in the USA.
    Your rice paddies are quite mechanized, something you never saw in Indonesia due to the steep hills with only narrow strips.
    Loved the sight of a rice paddy!
    And indeed, what a treat those fresh flowers.
    Sending you hugs,

  13. Hello MIyako, I did not know you could eat bamboo shoots. The herons and egrets are beautiful. Lovely flower images. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

  14. Hello Miyako!:) I also didn't know that bamboo shoots could be eaten,..I'm sure they taste delicious after cooking. Lovely flower and heron photos. Enjoy your weekend.:)

  15. Lovely photography of the herons and egrets ~ never had bamboo shoots to eat ~ thanks for sharing about them ~ Miyako ~

    Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

  16. Beautiful photos! Enjoyed seeing the herons and egrets. The Lily-of-the-Valley flowers caught my eye as they are my favorite flower. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

  17. I am sure the herons DO like the rainy season there and the rice paddies are a perfect place for feeding.

    Before I leave, I want to send along my thanks for linking in at I'd Rather B Birdin' to share this post with us!!

  18. Wow, your view is beautiful! The herons in the rice fields make me think of some beautiful films.

  19. Hello Dear Miyako, yes I agree with Mariette, the bamboo shoots look like asparagus as they emerge from the soil. They would be so much better to eat being fresh like that... the canned ones don't seem to have much flavour.
    Beautiful Azaleas and florals from your friend.
    Interesting to see the start of the rice planting too.
    I hope your week is joyful, sending my best wishes :D) xx

  20. The bamboo shoots do look like asparagus. Bet they are yummy!

  21. Bamboo shoots look yummy. I love seeing the preparations for the rice planting. Beautiful birds! Thanks so much for joining Friday's Hunt. Hope you have a great week!

  22. Miyako Sama!
    It was of bamboo shoots I love so much also your beautiful pictures.
    we had rain for more than five months and watashi wa very upset of myself Golf wa Dame difu
    Mata otegamio Kudasaimase.
    Have a great time