Mar 5, 2014

Bamboo Shoot is in Season Now! Try This Stir Fry Bamboo Shoot Cubes with Marinated Pork Belly

If you have been stepping in any Asian grocery stores lately, you might notice some woody colored and triangular shaped objects piling up in the vegetable section. These are fresh bamboo shoots, and no one can be more trilled than me seeing fresh bamboo shoots are finally available in the market!

Bamboo shoots are very high in fiber and protein. In addition, it is very low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Eating cooked bamboo shoots straight up can be too rough for our bodies to digest. That’s why this recipe incorporates pork belly, utilizing its fattiness to balance off the rough texture of the bamboo shoots.


  • 2 large fresh bamboo shoots
  • 0.5 lbs of cubed pork belly
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 4 red jalapeños
  • 2 stalks of scallion
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons of salted black beans (豆鼓)
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • Small pinch of granulated sugar

Marinade –
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon of Chinese cooking wine (米酒)


Step by step recipe available at my Yummly guest post.

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  1. Yes I have seen them sold in Asian grocery stores but I did not buy them as I was not familiar with their prep. and worried that the bamboo shoots might have a strong smell when incorporated in dishes.

    1. There are also all sorts of fresh bamboo shoots in Asia. However, so far I've only seen one kinda selling at local grocery stores. Hopefully more varieties will come along! (I love bamboo shoots)

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    1. This is very good (I rarely say this to the food I made), hope you'll like it as much as I do!