If you’ve 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.