Lessons Bamboo shoot & Wild mountain veggies May 01, 2021 / by Junko （日本語の文章は英文の下にあります） Today’s lesson was a lesson from our Spring Course, Bamboo shoot & wild mountain veggies. We had 3 cute guests come in, and our good friend Mari also joined us. We made 3 dishes using bamboo shoots, and for the wild mountain veggies, we made tempura which we think is the best way to eat them. Each of the wild mountain veggies has its own unique taste and bitterness and everyone enjoyed the taste of spring😋 Everyone also loved how simple and tasty the kinome-yaki was, where we stir-fried the bamboo shoots in soy sauce and butter, topped with Japanese pepper buds. Everyone spoke a bit of Japanese as well, so had interesting conversations on how much Japanese anime is known worldwide, on various Vietnamese and Filipino dishes and other topics, mixing English and Japanese. We hope everyone enjoyed the lesson and the food! Thank you all for coming 😊 Sansai (mountain veggies)) Tempura Takenko Gohan (bamboo rice) Takenoko no Nimono (simmered bamboo shoot & chcken) Kinomeyaki (bamboo shoots with sansho leaf sauce) 筍と山菜を使った春のコースレッスン！ 筍は3種類の料理に、山菜は天ぷらに。山菜独特の苦味や香りなど、春の味覚をみんなともとてもおいしいと思ってくれたようでよかったです😊 みなさん日本語も喋れるので、会話は英語と日本語で。終始楽しいレッスンでした！ Junko There are so many Japanese dishes and cultures that are not well known outside of Japan and I’m happy to introduce them to you! If you tested any of our recipes feel free to send us a photo and your comments and we will be happy to publish them, even if it wasn't a complete success! :) Seeking the best balance of being free and living a stable life in this busy city, I enjoy kitchen gardening to deepen my connection with nature. Lately, I enjoy traveling to places I’ve never been and dancing Salsa/Kizomba there. Always a traveler at heart. Freelance web/graphic designer. Coffee & chocolate addict.