Dry-Braised Bamboo Shoots with Broccoli

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Ken Hom's Vegetarian Cookery

By Ken Hom

Published 1995

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Fresh bamboo shoots are rare outside the Southeast Asian sub-tropics, where they feature in many recipes as a vegetable, as part of a stuffing or as a garnish for many dishes. They are boiled before eating because they contain a cyanide-type poison which must be broken down. I have often wondered how it was discovered that so dangerous a food could be transformed into a delicacy — who first dared to try fresh bamboo shoots? However, those of us outside Southeast Asia must make do with the t