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This article is about the condiment. For the fictional character, see Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai#Characters.
Menma on some ramen.
"Hosaki-Menma", an ear of Menma bamboo.

Menma (メンマ or 麺麻 or 麺碼?) is a Japanese condiment made from lactate-fermented bamboo shoots. The bamboo shoots are dried in the sun or through other means before the process of fermentation. Menma is a common topping for noodle soups, notably ramen. Menma is primarily produced in China, with brands imported from southern China and Taiwan being popular.[1] Menma is also known as shinachiku (支那竹?), "Chinese bamboo".[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "メンマ" [Menma]. Nihon Kokugo Daijiten (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 56431036. Retrieved 2012-05-31. 
  2. ^ "メンマ" [Menma]. Nihon Daihyakka Zensho (Nipponika) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 153301537. Retrieved 2012-06-08. 

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