July and August are the bamboo shoot season of Sarawak. Every where in the market you can see big and small bamboo shoots (and different varieties too).
However sometimes the older Foochow generation would long for their own bamboo shoots from China.
They will have to buy the dried ones from the Chinese Medicine shops. In Miri for sometime the dried bamboo shoots were not available. But this year some of the Chinese Medicine shops have started to stock them again. Perhaps the climate of Chinese has been better in the last few years.
As a challenge to myself I went to buy two pieces of dried bamboo shoots (they were RM10 per kg and therefore more expensive than the fresh ones)
Change water after 24 hours. Use warm water again and then change after 24 hours.
After a few days the dried bamboo shoots become rehydrated and I used it to make soup or fry with some meat.
I portioned these two pieces into three and cooked in different styles.
This was a nostalgic journey into the past and I had no grandma or other elders to help me out.