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Quick Menma Recipe

Yields4 Servings

Real menma requires fermentation and is difficult to make at home but you can use this quick method with bamboo shoots to make a substitute topping that tastes good.

 Bamboo Shoot Tips
 1 tbsp Sesame Oil
 100 ml Water
 1 tsp Chicken Stock Powder
 1 tsp Sake
 2 tsp Shoyu
 2 tsp Mirin
 3 drops La-Yu

Drain and rinse canned bamboo shoot tips and slice into strips


place bamboo shoots into a colander or strainer and pour hot water over them to remove some funk.


Make a quick chicken stock by mixing together 100ml of water with chicken stock powder


Add 1 tbsp of sesame oil into a pan and saute the bamboo shoots for 2 - 3 minutes


Add your chicken stock, 1 tsp sake, 2 tsp shoyu, 2 tsp mirin and stir to combine. reduce until liquid is almost completely evaporated.


when liquid is nearly all gone add a few drops of la-yu and stir to combine.

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