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

One comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s