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Grilled takenoko/bamboo shoots
Tai no Kinome-yaki/Grilled seabream kinome flavoured
on the right: takenoko/bamboo shoots
on the left: kinome/sansho baby leaves(sprigs)
Takenoko no kinome-ae: kinome dressed bamboo shoots
We have now takenoko or bamboo shoots. As you might know, bamboo shoots turn into bamboo stalks quickly. So the window of the opportunity is very short, too. The taste of takenoko is plain with the subtle flavor.
Bamboo shoots and kinome have quite different characters each other. They meet in May and make a very good harmony together. Indeed kinome and bamboo shoots are the finest duo of May.
Takenoko: bamboo shoots
If you could get a new born, very fresh one, there's no need even to boil!