Dried bamboo leaves are an essential ingredient for making traditional wrapped foods such as sticky rice dumplings (zongzi). Glutinous rice is mixed with a variety of flavorful ingredients such as Chinese sausage, salted egg yolk, and pork is stuffed inside bamboo leaves before being boiled or steamed. Dried bamboo leaves also make for excellent wrappers for steaming fish or vegetables on the grill or in an oven.
Uses: Soak bamboo leaves in hot water for a few hours or until pliable. Use as a wrapper or liner for steamed, grilled, or boiled foods.