the Pence family cookbook

Spinach with Bamboo Shoots

Side Dish Chinese Spinach



  1. Wash spinach leaves thoroughly under cold running water, drain well.

  2. Heat the oil in a wok or skillet. Using a medium-high flame, cook the bamboo shoots in the oil approximately 45 seconds, stirring constantly.

  3. Add spinach and stir until wilted.

  4. Add salt and sugar, and cook, stirring, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes longer.

  5. Transfer to a hot platter, but do not add the liquid from the pan.

Epicurious, January 2001