By georgitte. bamboo. At Wednesday, March 13th 2019, 16:22:17 PM.
Factory in mangaka City Kochi Prefecture hello I m Michelle hello I m my Aida today s Takumi is Adi here omaeda he is an engineer who specializes in wood processing I heard that you make something out of bamboo here yes this is it this is made out of bamboo that s a steering wheel Maya originally made steering wheels out of maple and other types of wood he thought that the same technique could be used to help solve the bamboo problem that local regions were facing however wood and bamboo had very different characteristics and it wasn t an easy task bamboo has high moisture content immediately after it s been cut because mold grows easily controlling
off and the surface is scored the shoots are then boiled in a mixture of rice bran and chili peppers for an hour to remove the bitterness takenoko strong vitality gives it a sharp taste so this stuff is crucial for serving delicious talking old hole dishes even though I was never near me I meet over here at it the first dish he makes is takenoko sashimi the takenoko is so fresh it is sweet and soft refreshing to the diners eyes the tuna sashimi inside the shoots tip goes well with takenoko it is dipped in salt to bring out its aroma the roots are also used in a dish called Kagamine II they are simmered with kelp and plenty of dried bonito flakes the bonitos flavor brings out the takenoko savoriness grab like a delicate roll the meat he slices are crunchy takenoko roots are generally hard but prime quality shoots are solved and their roots are full of flavor the next dish uses the tips the chef Julian s the soft inner membrane so diners can enjoy its crispness the takenoko is
the moisture level was one of the issues we faced if the moisture is removed then the mold problem will be solved however the loss of moisture would cause the self to collapse and the bamboo processed as a steering wheel the material could take in moisture and expand so my des came up with the method of filling a special pressure furnace with vapor to restore the bamboo cells to their original shape a characteristic of bamboo cells is that the cell walls have the best moisture absorbency when placed in a special pressure furnace and exposed to vapor the cell walls regain their original shape when the moisture reached 20% the bamboo regained its original thickness once it s taken out the pressure furnace it can be dried again without fear of the cells collapsing because there s no moisture within the cells this is how the takuna succeeded in making a stable material