Sweeter than Broccoli with a peppery edge. Eat stem and all. Stir fry or blanch in hot water followed by a soak in cold water to retain the colour.
Gailon is best served blanched or stir fried and topped with a mixture of oyster sauce, sugar and fried garlic or shallots.
Fresh Bamboo shoot is delicious in any stir-fry but please note that it cannot be eaten raw - it can be toxic.
Peel the skin, cut and soak, then boil it for half an hour to remove any bitterness. Brine it or slice and use in stir-fries.
You can add vinegar and/or sliced red chillies while boiling it. It is used a lot in Chinese cuisine as well as in North Eastern cooking and also in Konkani cooking.
Seasonal: Available June-September