Bamboo Shoot Special Fritters

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Appears in
New Wave Asian: A Guide to the Southeast Asian Food Revolution

By Sri Owen

Published 2002

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There are endless varieties of fritters in Southeast Asia, because deep-frying is a very simple and widespread technique of cooking. This combination of pork stuffing and julienned bamboo shoots originated in Laos and is well known on the other side of the Mekong, in northern Thailand. I remember, years ago, in a food market in Chiang Mai, watching a young woman frying these fritters in an immense iron wok. There, they use only the tips of the young bamboo shoots, splitting them into fine s