Just got back from a very interesting, but hot and humid visit to Arranque Market in Binondo Manila. Was searching for more quail, and found some interesting things (post on the market up soon) including these greens, that the vendor said were “bamboo shoots” but I have no idea if that’s right or not. I have never seen them before, or never paid attention enough to notice them before.
I am more familiar with bamboo shoots that look like this, so this was intriguing to say the least. They kind of have a similar fragrance to fresh bamboo shoots, so I am wondering if they come from a different type of bamboo, if these are almost bamboo leaves not the hearty trunk… If you know, please leave me a comment. I can’t seem to find them in any of my Asian vegetable reference books. Many thanks in advance!