Menma (Braised Bamboo Shoots)
This Menma is one of my favorite Ramen garnishes. Bamboo shoots are braised in a delicious and simple flavorful broth.
1 c. fresh bamboo shoots, thinly sliced
1 tsp. sesame seed oil
1 ½ c. dashi
¼ c. mirin
2 TB Aloha shoyu
1 TB rice wine vinegar
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes, optional
In a saucepan over medium heat; stir fry bamboo shoots in oil 1 - 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add all other ingredients and stir fry for additional 15 minutes or until most of the liquid is gone. Makes 1 cup. Serve as a garnish on saimin or ramen.