Best Recipes With Bamboo Shoots: Filipino & Japanese Dishes

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Bamboo shoots are a delicious and versatile vegetable that can be used in a variety of dishes. They’re perfect for adding flavor and nutrition to your meals.

Check out these amazing recipes that will show you just how versatile bamboo shoots can be. You’ll love the flavors and textures they add to your cooking.

Best recipes with bamboo shoots

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Best recipes with bamboo shoots

Japanese Tofu skin roll

Tofu skin roll recipe
In this section, I'll teach you how to make the popular Asian dish, tofu skin roll.
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Making tofu skin at home is relatively easy. You don’t need any fancy cookware or ingredients at all.

In fact, all you need is water, pure soy milk, and a bunch of extra-long chopsticks.

The key ingredient in making tofu skin is soy milk. You can use any of the unsweetened organic soy milk in your local grocery store.

Always go for the purest soy milk available in the market. That is the no artificial color, flavor, or other ingredient soy milk.

The bamboo shoots make a great crunchy addition inside the rolls.

Filipino Lumpiang sariwa

Lumpiang sariwa recipe (with peanut and sauce)
Lumpiang sariwa uses fresh lumpia wrappers that are soft, while the other kinds of lumpia use lumpia wrappers that need to be fried. Are you being careful with your health right now? If you are, then this lumpia recipe is the one you need to learn.
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Lumpiang Sariwa Recipe (with Peanut and Sauce)

Lumpiang sariwa is made of three essential components: a crepe-like soft wrapper, delicious filling made of meat and vegetables, or just fresh vegetables and a tasty sauce.

The spring rolls are filled with all kinds of tasty savory ingredients like shrimp, pork, cabbage, sweet potato, string beans, carrots, tofu, and more.

The meaty filling ingredients are pan-fried and then stuffed inside the wrappers with some fresh chopped veggies like carrots and bamboo shoots and herbs like cilantro. This delicacy is then topped with peanut sauce.

Lumpiang sariwa is quite a healthy Filipino dish. Aside from its health benefits, it’s fairly easy to prepare it. One thing though; making fresh lumpia wrappers might seem scary, but it’s not at all!

These aren’t deep-fried wrappers like Chinese spring rolls and instead, have a softer crepe-like texture.

Filipino Fried fish dinengdeng

Fried fish dinengdeng recipe
This dinengdeng with fried fish recipe uses a savory bagoong monamon sauce to add even more fishy flavor to the tasty vegetable broth.
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a bowl of dinengdeng

The key to a good dinengdeng is in the broth, which is made with rice wash water. Adding lots of veggies like fresh bamboo shoots will make the broth flavorful, and the fried fish will add a nice crunch.

Although you can make dinengdeng with fried or grilled fish, this recipe uses fried fish because I feel like it adds extra flavor. Plus, the crispiness balances out the mushiness of the leafy greens!

In this post, you’ll learn how easy it is to make this dinengdeng recipe and its history. I’ll also share some variations and substitutions you can try.

Delicious recipes with bamboo shoots

Best Recipes With Bamboo Shoots Filipino & Japanese

Joost Nusselder
Bamboo shoots are great to work with, either fresh or canned and can add a nice crunch to your dish.
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Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Filipino, Japanese
Servings 4 people


  • 4 bamboo shoots fresh
  • 1 can bamboo shoots


How long do you boil bamboo shoots?

  • You'll need to boil fresh bamboo shoots for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a skewer or wooden toothpick meets no resistance as it passes through the core.

How do you know when bamboo shoots are done?

  • Once bamboo shoots have been cooked for the appropriate amount of time, they should be tender all the way through.
  • Are canned bamboo shoots cooked?
  • Yes, canned bamboo shoots are cooked. You can add them straight to stir-fries at the last moment just to heat them up. They should retain their crunchiness.


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How do you use canned bamboo shoots in cooking?

First you need to rinse them off. After that, you can slice them up and add them to any dish you desire. Just remember, since they come in a can they are already cooked. So adding them near the end of the cooking process is best so they don’t overcook but just heat up.

Can you eat bamboo shoots out of the can?

You can bamboo shoots straight from the can as they are already cooked. Rinsing them off first is a good idea though, because the water the bamboo shoots are kept in doesn’t taste great.

How to keep leftover bamboo shoots

Fresh bamboo shoots can last up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or be frozen for up to 2 months. Just be aware that the taste may become bitter if you keep them for too long. Cooked bamboo shoots can be kept in the fridge for up to a week when kept in a closed container with water.

What can I use bamboo shoots in?

Bamboo shoots can be used in a variety of dishes, both asian and non-asian. Some popular options include stir fry, soup, curry, or even just boiled and served with a dipping sauce. The possibilities are endless!


Bamboo shoots add a nice crunchiness to your dish, and they’re one of the few vegetables that keep crunchy, even when cooked.

That makes them the perfect addition to a lot of soups and stews, and crunchy rolls.

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.