Giant takenoko

Giant takenoko

Now is the season for takenoko (竹の子), literally “the child of bamboo.” These giant bamboo sprouts are dug out in spring, and make a seasonal delicacy. I was sad that a cold prevented me from going to our friend’s takenoko-digging event outside Tokyo. Fresh takenoko is delicious!

Here’s the inside of this big baby:

Giant takenoko

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