May 19, 2010

Nemagari Take Given from a Friend/お友達から頂いた根曲がり竹

I previously posted about nemagari take (lit. root-bending bamboo shoots) here in my blog. Here in the Uonuma district of Niigata prefecture, the nemagari take (lit. root-bending bamboo shoot) is the default bamboo shoot.
Today, I got these beautiful nemagari take from a friend.
ネマガリタケ(根曲がり竹)に関しては以前にブログのここに投稿しました。新潟の魚沼地方では、竹と言ったら、この根曲がり竹です。
今日は、お友達からこんなにきれいなネマガリタケをもらいました。

I'm sure you will have to pay more than 500 yen to get this amount of nemagari take from a local supermarket here!
これだけの量のネマガリタケなら地元のスーパーでは500円以上出さないと買えません!
I washed them, drained, and grilled in the toaster oven.
洗って、水を切って、オーブントースターで焼きました。


Ten minutes later, I took out two of them.
10分後、2本取り出しました。

to show you the inedible parts (skins) and the edible parts.
食べれない部分(皮)と食べられる部分を見せるためです。

Note that the right and left ends in the photo of the bamboo shoots are not edible.
ただし、写真の右と左の端も食べれません。

I grilled the rest for another five minutes or so.
残りはさらに5分程度焼きました。

As usual, I had them with ponzu and mayo.
いつも通り、ポン酢とマヨネーズで食べました。

Nemagari take are also good in miso soup and in nimono (simmered dishes).
ネマガリタケは味噌汁にも煮物に入れても美味しいです。

4 comments:

Chee Fai said...

Very interesting, looks somewhat like asparagus.

Hiroyuki said...

Chee Fia: Thanks for your comment. It may look so in shape and size, it IS a bamboo shoot, and tastes like a bamboo shoot!

Rinshinomori said...

I never had this before. Now I will have to look for them when I travel in spring.

Hiroyuki said...

Rinshinnomori: I had never had them when I lived in Tokyo. You may be able to find them sold in water packs in supermarkets, which are mostly imported from China.