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Where to buy ready-to-eat (canned, bottled, refrigerated, etc.) Japanese ramen-style bamboo shoots in area?

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ViolentScarlet Nov 11, 2011 07:55 AM

Is there anywhere in the area that sells the kind of bamboo shoots you find in a good ramen or as a good side/appetizer at a Japanese restaurant, but ready-to-eat instead of raw? The only kind I've seen in grocery stores are the typical Chinese stir-fry canned bamboo shoots that are about the size and shape of a piece of stick gum and don't taste nearly as good. I realize that the best course is to make it myself but really just want to be have it pre-cooked so I can throw it into bowls of ramen at home. I'm fine with canned, bottled, refrigerated in a plastic container, anything really. And if there really is no way to buy this kind of bamboo shoot pre-cooked, what kind of bamboo would I need to use to cook it myself for use in ramen? I suspect it may be different than the kind of bamboo you use in Chinese stir-fry cooking but am not sure.
Much appreciated!

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    Milocat1 Nov 11, 2011 02:19 PM

    Hinata Sushi in Bethesda is also a Japanese grocery. I was just there and got some ramen and would bet they have the shoots (4947 Saint Elmo Ave).

    1. little audrey Nov 15, 2011 03:00 PM

      The salted bamboo shoots are called Menma, it comes in little jars, and the store upstairs from Temari in Rockville has them.

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      Temari Cafe
      1043 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

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