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Jun 17, 2009 09:34 AM

Preserved Bamboo Shoots...why did I buy this?

Pantry cleaning time once again and I have unearthed a jar of preserved bamboo shoots. The ingredients say :bamboo, salt, sugar, chili, soybean oil and lactic acid. They look kind of spicey but im reluctant to open them until I have a use for them.

So........besides staring at it....how can I use it? Help me out here Chowhounds...Thanks! :)

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  1. Try throwing it over a bowl of ramen, over hot white rice, or put it into a stir-fry.

    1. quickly stirfry with edamame or lima beans and some addl chili paste w/ garlic if you like spicy. Yum. Dinner for one in an instant.

      1. give them to me so i can eat them straight out of the jar! nom nom nom so good.

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        1. re: jenedorsplus

          Ha ha! That's what I wind up doing too, Jen!

          1. re: FattyDumplin

            That is the main reason I keep a jar of this stuff.

            1. re: sophielu

              Yep! Pork sung ,this, fried egg, those blaƧk pickled canned cucumbers and gluten! Childhood memories. And my egg had to be runny yolk but crispy all over.

          2. I adore them slightly drained of oil, and served on a heap of rice seasoned with a hint of soy sauce. I too can eat them right out of the jar. Ignore the smell at first, and just try a few slivers with a bland food, you'll get addicted. They're not very spicy, mild I'd say.