I have had so many people coming back to my recipes asking for simple Chinese recipes to try in the recent past. Pork with the bamboo shoot is one of the most requested choices. If you have pork and bamboo shoots in the house, you are already with a meal.
The best part is that it’s a quick recipe.
Read on as you will like this recipe. It takes just about 20 minutes to make the meal.
I like the crunchy bamboo but also the spicy pork style of meals. It will also be savory because of the marination making it one of the best tasting recipes that you don’t have to spend a long time making.
This is ideal for those who enjoy the quick and easy stir-fries as it doesn’t take long for you to make the recipe. You don’t have to overthink about it, too, if you want; you can use the canned bamboo shoot as well.
How to make the pork with bamboo shoot
When you’re out making the pork with bamboo, shoot then you need to cook the bamboo separately first. In our case, we blanched it, but sometimes you need to blanch it a little.
In most cases, you won’t use the fresh bamboo as it’s too bitter, and you can’t even consume it raw. In addition, it has some high-level toxins that will release only after you cook it.
Let’s talk about the pork marinade.
We are focused on the pork marinade the Chinese way considering China is the largest consumer of pork in the world today. This is also why I believe we have some of the best recipes you can ever think of.
However, when we are talking of marination, you will have it easy since they make it using different ingredients. They use soy sauce, ginger garlic, sesame oil, a pinch of sugar, white pepper, and red chili flakes.
Sometimes if you like, you can use the Sichuan peppers to make it even numbing and therefore better tasting. Now, if you want to add the different styles of chili, you can do so very quickly.
So, it’s true to say that pork with bamboo shoots is one of the traditional recipes in the Chinese style of meals.
You are going to have a deliciously aromatic and flavorful pork style. You will further like that you will have the simple cooking technique to make it.
400g winter bamboo shoots,
100g pork tenderloin,
1 small handful of dried fungus
1 teaspoon of salt,
1 teaspoon of cooking wine,
1 teaspoon of light soy sauce,
A little pepper,
A moderate amount of cooking oil,
3 slices of ginger.
Step by step instruction
- Soak the dried fungus with water in advance, wash the old roots and divide them into small flowers. You want to soak it until it becomes softer and ready to cut out the bad parts.
- Peel the winter bamboo shoots and cut the older parts of the roots into thin slices. You will be glad you use it even when using the canned ones that keep them thinly sliced.
- Cut the pork tenderloin into thin slices (if not cut well, put it in the freezer for a while). You will have it easy to cook when you thinly sliced pork.
- Add cooking wine, pepper, and a little salt to the cut meat and marinate for 10 minutes. Some people want to add more species to marinate, and that’s okay. But for this recipe, you need the mentioned ones already.
- Boil a pot of boiling water, blanch the winter bamboo shoots, and simmer for 3 minutes after the water is boiled. Remember, we already said you have to boil it a little to get rid of the unwanted toxins.
- After boiling then you should remove the bamboo shoot slices from the boiling water. You are always looking for ways to remove the astringency.
- Put the oil in the pan and heat it to 50% heat. Put the sliced ginger and meat into the pan and then stir-fry on high heat.
- Stir fry until the meat slices change color, as this then shows you that the meal is cooked. After this then you should then add winter bamboo shoots and soaked fungus.
- Add salt and continue to stir-fry; you can also add the light soy sauce.
- Add chopped chives and stir-fry well before serving, so then keep it safe and outrightly delicious. The stir-frying process should take about 5 minutes to make it cook. Now, this is ready to serve with your favorite rice or even the noodle style of meals.
- After slicing winter bamboo shoots, blanch them with boiling water for a few minutes to remove the astringency.
- Tenderloin or pork plum is suitable for meat slices, and the taste is very tender.
What other thing should I use aside from the bamboo shoots?
Of course, you may miss the bamboo shoots in the shops. You will then find the bamboo shoots in the Asian markets, but you can use the canned ones too, and they will still be as good as the ones you make fresh. Just remember to wash out the brine solution, and then you can start to slice it into place. Notice that you will enjoy the flavors a lot more. Just know the size you are going to make to be sure it will serve you.
Are the bamboo shoots going to be healthy?
Bamboo shoots are great since they have the potassium to enhance the heart rate, and they will make body blood pressure be nicely maintained.
The sprouts deliver the perfect zinc phosphorus, thiamine, niacin, and zinc as well.
Is the bamboo shoot poisonous?
Yes and no.
Not all bamboo shoots can be significant; some of them contain toxic ingredients that can hurt you. But the good thing then is that when you cook it right, then you will make it safe, but when you don’t then, it’s toxic. For pregnant women, though, keep off this option.
How does bamboo shoot alone taste like?
Let’s say we classify bamboo in the grass family, but then we call it one of the tastiest grass to humans. You will notice that the bamboo shoots start to grow during spring, and they will quickly shoot from the ground. When the bamboos mature, then you can take the peel and even boil it as it is. Notice, though, that you can use the bamboo shoots in so many different dishes. That’s why it remains one of the most popular.
Notice that the bamboo has a mild flavor, and this is also similar to the baby corn. Nonetheless, it also has an addictive crunch, and this is what will make it the perfect addition to many other recipes.
It mostly goes well with the different recipes because of the mild flavor it has. It almost feels like you are eating baby corn, but, in most cases, it will also take the taste of the other food you are cooking it with; in this case, it’s the pork.
Always remember it’s one of the easiest meals you can make. It will take about 40 minutes to make the meal ready.
Pork With Bamboo Shoot
- 400 g winter bamboo shoots
- 100 g pork tenderloin
- 1 small handful of dried fungus
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cooking wine
- 1 teaspoon light soy sauce
- A little pepper
- A moderate amount of cooking oil
- 2 chives
- 3 slices ginger
- Soak the dried fungus with water and clean the old roots too. Remember to divide them into flowers then as well.
- Wash the bamboo shoots and if you need to, then cut them into tiny slices.
- Now prepare your pork tenderloin and cut it into tiny slices.
- Also, add the cooking wine, salt, and pepper for the marination of the same. I like to marinate mine longer to make sure it absorbs all the marinade flavors.
- Blanch the bamboo shoots slices in boiling water. Then leave it in the water for about 5 minutes.
- Remove the bamboo shoots from the water and drain out the water
- Set your pan or wok on medium to high heat and add on a little bit of oil. Let it heat up, and then add the ginger to cook a bit before adding the pork and keeping stir-frying. You should cook it until it attains the change of color to whitish and it’s cooked on either side.
- Add the bamboo shoots and the fungus as you keep stirring.
- Also, add the salt if you need to, together with the light soy sauce, keep stirring for a bit.
- Add chopped chives to the mixture, stirring before you get it out and serving it.
- It will also go well with the different styles of rice you may have.
- Always remember it's one of the easiest meals you can make. It will take about 40 minutes to make the meal ready.