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Green Bamboo Shoot Season Kicks-off at Muzha

On June 17, Mayor Ko Wen-je attended the renowned “Green Bamboo Shoot Tasting Session” in Muzha to try out green bamboo cuisine with the public. The organizers also offer a selection of freshly-picked, quality green bamboo shoots for visitors to purchase.
Earlier in the day, the winners of the “2016 Green Bamboo Shoot Production Technology Competition” were also determined after the entrees were reviewed by panelists comprising green bamboo evaluation experts and officials from the Executive Yuan Council of Agriculture’s Taoyuan District Agricultural Research and Extension Station. The top honor went to bamboo shoot grower Chou Liang-quan.
Department of Economic Development Commissioner Lin Chung-chieh noted that the agency assisted the Muzha District Farmers’ Association in organizing the competition, allowing growers to exchange experience and knowledge to help enhance related knowhow and quality of green bamboo shoots.
Muzha area is Taipei’s largest green bamboo shoot producing area, comprising over 400 hectares of land. The sandy soil, high temperature, and high humidity characteristics of the local terrain makes Muzha an ideal place for raising bamboo shoots.
The annual tasting session of green bamboo shoots has always been a highly-anticipated local event for the district since 1989. The openings for tasting session tend to fill up rapidly after registration opens on May 1 each year. The event attracts over 1,000 participants, allowing the public to enjoy delicious green bamboo shoot cuisines at the start of the season.