Beef Shank and Tendon Stew with Dried Bamboo Shoots

Half of the beef shank and tendon I cooked in an instant pot was used in a Daikon stew .  The other half was used in a dried bamboo shoot stew here.

Bamboo shoot is a widely used ingredient in China.  We cook it fresh when bamboo shoot is in season.  Any extra bamboo shoots can be sun-dried and used or cooked later.  Sun-dried bamboo shoot has longer shelf life.  The drying process intensify bamboo’s flavor and add chewiness, in a good way. 

I use bamboo shoot which is a gift from a friend all the way from China.  That is exactly why this dish is so so so good! O(∩_∩)O~

It is cooked almost exactly the same way as that Daikon stew.


1 large piece of cooked beef shank, cut into cubes
12 pieces of cooked beef tendon, cut into cubes
dry bamboo shoots
3 to 6 fresh chili peppers, coarsely chopped
2 to 3 gloves of garlic, peeled and sliced
1 small piece of ginger root, sliced
2 teaspoon oyster sauce
1 to 2 teaspoons dark soy sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon Sichuan peppercorns
2 to 3 tablespoons rice cooking wine
1/4 to 1/2 cup of soy sauce
2 to 3 tablespoons cooking oil
salt to taste



These bamboo shoots are from a dear friend.  But you can also find them in any Asian grocery store.  

They come in many forms. 

Soak the bamboo shoots for 1 day and rinse well under cold running water.  Cut or dice them up. 

Heat a wok over high heat; add oil, and then garlic, ginger, red chile peppers and Sichuan peppercorns;   sauté for half to a minute. 

Add beef tendon and shank cubes along with oyster sauce and rice cooking wine.  Sit fry over high heat until the liquid evaporates. It takes about 5 to 8 minutes. 

Add beef stock and bamboo shoot

When it boils again, transfer the stew to a tagine pot.  I use a Le Creuset enameled cast iron 2 quart tagine pot .  Love it very much.

Simmer over medium low heat for 15 to 20 minutes

Serve hot immediately.

During the cold winter, I love to a Staub fondue universal base  to keep stews or soups hot.  It doesn’t just look pretty but also very functional too.

Light the fire gel  up with a multipurpose lighter

Time to enjoy! O(∩_∩)O~