A short stem is cut.and chicken or pock
is put into the stem. Ingredients like slices of torch ginger, lemon grass, ginger, chillies, some salt would enhance the meat.
A wood fire is then made in the backyard and the bamboo stem is burnt at an inclined angle slowly over the fire. The stem is turned every now and then to prevent the bamboo from scorching and burning through.
To prevent the juices from escaping, a bunch of tapioca leaves is usually used as a "stopper at the end of the bamboo stem.
Today this method of cooking is also done in 5 star hotels.
|Nice dish of bamboo chicken. Soup is a bit greenish because of the tapioca leaves.|