Menma - Braised Bamboo Shoots for Ramen Topping
20 mins (cooking 20)
9 ingredients
2 servings
I normally make this using whole refrigerated bamboo shoot that I can purchase in Japanese market nearby in California. If whole bamboo shoot is used, cut lengthwise into about 1/4 in slices first. Then cut into 1/4 inch slices. Finally cut the 1/4 inch slices into half. The slices do not need to be perfect - they will taste great when finished. You can also use canned bamboo as well (although taste will be not as good as the fresh version). Menma is granddaddy of one of ramen toppings. In old days if you ordered ramen in Tokyo this was always one of the toppings along with shoyu or soy sauce flavored soup. You can purchase this in a bottle commercially but the cost is quite high for a small bottle. I like to sometimes serve this as a snack for beer, white wine or sake. If served as snack, it is very good with sprinkling of roasted sesame seeds on top.

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Serving Size (336.66 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 146.83 Calories from Fat 51.57
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.73g 17.62%
Saturated Fat 0.88g 8.79%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 840.51mg 70.04%
Total Carbohydrate 20.19g 13.46%
Dietary Fiber 5.81 g 46.5%
Sugars 12.95 g %
Protein 8.36g 33.43%
Vitamin A 526.29IU% Vitamin C 22.68mg%
Calcium 43.71mg% Iron 1.75mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
oyster sauce