Saturday, September 4, 2010

Bamboo Shoot


Bamboo shoots or bamboo sprouts are the edible shoots of bamboo species Bambusa vulgaris and Phyllostachys edulis. It usually the new bamboo culms that come out of the ground which is very young and crunchy. They are used in numerous Asian dishes and broths, and are available in supermarkets in various sliced forms, both fresh and canned versions.

In Philippine cuisine, we call this "Labong" or "dabong". Two most popular dish for this is the "Ginataang Labong" (labong with coconut milk and chilies) and "Dinengdeng na Labong" (labong in fish bagoong with string beans, saluyot, and tinapa).

Our place is abundant with this kind of food which we can get from bamboo for free. This is the picture of my sisters visiting our hometown and reminisce our old lifestyle.

3 comments:

Kayce September 4, 2010 at 5:00 AM  

haguy lami jud kaayo nang dabong with tinapa sis ay! hehehe

Anne September 4, 2010 at 7:44 AM  

gihidlaw ko ug labung tsang... lami kaau na atsalun pastilan saun nalang...

Dhemz September 4, 2010 at 6:25 PM  

agoy gimingaw ko sa dabong da...lami kau sagulan dayon ug karne...or d ba kaha tinae...ehehehe!

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