Tambo (Bamboo Shoots in Coconut Milk)
Many people say that Filipino people eat grass. It has a bit of truth in it. Take for example this recipe's main ingredient, bamboo shoots. It's a variety of Asian grass, isn't it? In Iloilo, a province in the Philippines, locals cook young bamboo shoots in coconut milk, with additional vegetables and seafood. It's great for a family lunch!
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1 kilo young bamboo shoots
1/4 kilo whole shrimp
1/4 kilo okra, sliced into half-inch pieces
shrimp stock or 1 pc. shrimp cube
2 pcs. coconut, shredded
1 can corn kernels
1 bundle jute
3 large cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
1 pc. small onion, coarsely chopped
a dash of salt to taste
1 hr › Cook:
1 hr › Ready in:
Boil the bamboo shoots until they become tender & fragrant. Drain & set aside.
In a bowl, squeeze out the extract (or milk) from the shredded coconut. If almost dry, add a bit of water and squeeze out again. Take out as much of the coconut milk as you can. Set aside.
Put the bamboo shoots in a casserole with just enough water and let it simmer for a minute.
Add garlic and onions. Simmer for another three minutes.
Add coconut milk, shrimp and shrimp stock or shrimp cube to the soup. Bring to a boil.
Add corn, okra and jute leaves. Bring to a boil again. Add salt to taste. Tip
Best when paired with fried fish!
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anong pwedeng substitute sa bamboo shoots or tambo? hirap po kasi hanapin dito sa UAE
22 Jan 2016
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