Banana Flower and Bamboo Shoot Salad with Southeastern Asian Flavors

Five Seasons TCM

I was shopping in Chinatown the other day and spotted some banana flowers (unusual find!). I’ve never had them before, as they are not a common ingredient in Shanghainese cuisine at all (I’m from shanghai!). So I knew that I had to get them. I got home and the question became: how do I eat this? They look, although very stunning, completely “inedible” and remind me of an artichoke. I did some research and thanks to this YouTube video, I was able to process it successfully to reveal its edible parts. Note that soaking it in lime water to get...

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