In certain parts of Japan, China and Taiwan the giant timber bamboo Ryoku-chiku (Bambusa oldhamii) is harvested in spring or early summer, and after slicing and boiling this is also edible. This bamboo has a very acrid flavor and should be sliced thin and boiled in a large volume of water several times. B. oldhamii is more widely known as a non-invasive landscaping bamboo.
In Nepal, they are used in famous dishes for centuries. A popular dish is Tama (fermented), with आलु (Potato), बोडी (Beans). An old popular song in Nepali features tama as "आलु बोडी तरकारी तामालाई मन पर्ने हाम्रो आमा लाइ" which means, "my mother loves vegetable of recipe containing Potato, Beans, and Tama".
In Vietnamese cuisine, shredded bamboo shoots are used alone or with other vegetable as stir-fry vegetables in many dishes; and as a lonely main vegetable ingredient in pork chop soup.
In Philippine cuisine, they are called "Labong".
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