Rebung, Bamboo Shoot Soup

Written by on June 13, 2012 in Java Culinary with 0 Comments

Rebung, Bamboo Shoot Soup


Bamboo-shoot Soup, Chefs say that the delicacy of bamboo-shoot soup depends on the skill of who cooks it. If he can cot process it well, the smell of bamboo-shoot will break appetite. Because it is from a young shoot of bamboo that’s growing on the root. It contains some important substances for body such as carbohydrate, protein, and 12 (asam amino esensial). Consuming bamboo-shoot regularly is one of preventive action to block diseases, especially cancer.

Usually, it is Panda’s main food. But, people either in Indonesia or in Asia make use of it as food. Beside it is as eggroll’s filler, it is consumed as ingredient of Javanese food, especially Jawa Tengah. It can be vegetable dish to accompany lontong. Add some starch chips as complement. The soup is salty and hot. But the primary ingredients are as your desire.

Sayur Rebung

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The Recipe


  • 3 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 large red peppers remove the seed and sliced thinly and crossly
  • 200 g small peeled shrimp
  • 300 g boiled bamboo-shoot, cut slimly
  • 100 g small round edible mushrooms cut into 2 pieces
  • 75 g frozen legume
  • 1,5 L liquid squeezed coconut
  • 500 ml thick squeezed coconut
  • 1 laurellike leaf
  • 2 lime leaves
  • 1 cm galangale, crushed
  • 2 tbsp fried onion

Grinded Spice:

  • 4 large red peppers
  • 5 onions
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 cm turmeric
  • 1 cm temu kunci (root used for spice)
  • ½ tsp coriander, fired without oil
  • ½ tsp pepper, fried without oil
  • 2 tsp salt


  1. Cook grinded spice n some oil until it is fragrant.
  2. Add shrimp and red pepper, mix until shrimp is reddish. Add others spices, mix them.
  3. Pour squeezed coconut into cooked spice. Boil at low fire.
  4. Add bamboo-shoot, mushroom, and thick squeezed coconut. Add legume, stir and boil.
  5. Serve it with pouring fried onion.

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