Ajitsuke menma is a preparation of bamboo shoots for ramen. They are cleaned and cut into strips before being boiled in a flavorful mixture of soy and seasoning. They are then cooled in their cooking liquid that doubles as a marinade that aids in preservation. Ajitsuke menma is mild and delicious in taste with a unique tender-crunchy texture. It is an essential accompaniment to ramen and is also a great addition to stir-frys.