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Braised bamboo shoots on a white plate

Braised Bamboo Shoots

Easy and simple authentic Chinese braised bamboo shoots are a great side dish for rice and noodles. This instant pot braised bamboo shoots recipe has a few ingredients and takes a few minutes! 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 87kcal
Author Tracy O.


  • 1 pound Fresh cooked bamboo shoots
  • 1 tablespoon Sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons Dark Soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons Brown sugar
  • ½ cup Water


  • Cut or slice 1 pound of cooked fresh bamboo shoots.
  • Turn on the instant pot, press the sauté button. Pour 1 tablespoon of sesame oil into the instant pot. Then, put the cut bamboo shoots.
  • After that, add 2 tablespoons of dark soy sauce, ½ teaspoon of garlic powder, 2 tablespoons of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and ½ cup of water. Mix it well and make sure the bamboo shoots are covered with sauce. 
  • Close the lid and vent, push the manual button, adjust time to 5 minutes at high pressure and naturally release the pressure. When it is done, mix the bamboo shoots with sauce again. It's great to go with homemade chili oil if you like spicy food!



Cooking tips for how to make braised bamboo shoots instant pot:

  • When you use fresh uncooked bamboo shoots, remember to check out this post how to prepare bamboo shoots before using them. 
  • Press sauté button, add sesame oil, bamboo shoots and ingredients. Mix it very well and make sure the bamboo shoots are covered with sauce. 
  • Close lid and vent. Push the manual button and adjust time for 5 minutes at high pressure. Then, naturally release the pressure. 
  • After its cook, mix the bamboo shoots and sauce again.


Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1017mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg