Archive for January 18th, 2022

  • Vegetables

    Garlic, Anchovy & Lotus Root

    Lotus Root might be an unfamiliar vegetable for you. It’s hard to find fresh Lotus Root, but Frozen Lotus Root Slices are available from many Asian grocery stores. Lotus Root is a popular vegetable in Japan, and it can be seasoned in a variety of flavours. Today I seasoned with my favourite combination, Garlic and …

  • Tempura Vegetables

    Lotus Root ‘Isobe-age’ Tempura

    A bag of Frozen Lotus Root Slices, that my daughter bought, had been in the freezer for a long time. Today I picked smaller slices and made them into these delicious Tempura. As I added ‘Aonori’ (Dried Green Laver Flakes) to the batter, they smelled wonderful. My son and I enjoyed them for lunch with …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Bacon & Garlic Shoots

    Garlic Shoots are the long stems that grow out of the Garlic bulb. Obviously they smell like Garlic and have pleasant crunchy texture. I often stir-fry Garlic Shoots with Beef or Pork, but I know many people, particularly non-Asian people, are not familiar with this vegetable. This is a very simple stir-fry you can try. …