By georgitte. bamboo. At Sunday, March 17th 2019, 13:35:00 PM.
hi I m Michelle today I m in Kochi Prefecture it s a beautiful bamboo forest don t you think here in Kochi bamboo forests are overwhelming the natural forests under view it is a problem other prefectures in Japan are facing the same problem because the bamboo industry has gone into decline many bamboo forests were left to grow wild moso bamboo in particular can grow ten meters in one year and block the sunlight it s affecting forest growth and a countermeasure is being urgently salt buttercream you were going to meet today has come up with an idea of making effective use of these bamboos let s go find out we visited the wood processing
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
that does not become moldy but moisture control wasn t the only problem it takes a lot of force to bend bamboo and the repulsion force is also very strong I had a hard time coming up with a way to control it with wood you can cut a big piece into the shape of a steering wheel but this doesn t work with bamboo because it s hollow instead you would need to layer some pieces and then bend them to form the shape of a steering wheel however repulsion force exerted in this moment is over 100 kilograms to shut down the repulsion force they turned to heat shaping by heating the bamboo while it is bent the bamboo does not Bend back and retains its shape