lotus root

  • Chicken Potato Vegetables

    Simmered Root Vegetables & Chicken

    This dish is called ‘Chikuzen-ni’ (筑前煮) in Japan. It was a local dish in Chikuzen region in the island of Kyushu. It is now popular in other parts of Japan and often prepared for the New Year celebration. It can be difficult to find all these ingredients outside Japan. In particular, Gobō and Lotus Root …

  • Mushrooms Vegetables

    Shiitake & Lotus Root ‘Goma-ae’

    Local supermarket stores are now selling Frozen Lotus Root Slices thanks to the Asian population increase in the area. When I stir-fry them, I usually cook frozen slices so that the crunchy texture would more likely remain. Today I simply mixed with my ‘Goma-ae’ Sauce with Shiitate Mushrooms. It was simply delicious! Makes 4 to …

  • Chicken Pork Prawn & Shrimp

    Fried Stuffed Lotus Root

    I often use minced Prawns for this dish, but I used Chicken Mince today. Pork Mince is also good. Frozen Lotus Root is available from most Asian grocery store if you can’t find fresh one. Thinner slices are more suitable. It’s much easier to cook than it looks. Why don’t you try it for a …

  • Vegetables

    Spicy ‘Kimpira’ Lotus Root & Edamame

    Lotus Root is one of the hard-to-find vegetables in Australia. However, already sliced and partially cooked and ready-to-use Frozen Lotus Root is available from many Asian grocery stores. The most popular way to cook Lotus Root is ‘Kimpira’, a Japanese style stir-fry dish of vegetables that is seasoned with Mirin (Sugar) & Soy Sauce. In …

  • Vegetables

    Scrumptious Lotus Root

    Lotus Root is a common ingredient for Japanese cooking, but it is one of the hard-to-find vegetables in Australia. However, ready-to-use frozen Lotus Root is available from many Asian grocery stores. Lotus Root has no strong flavour, but it has very unique crispy and crunchy texture as well as potato-like texture. I don’t know any …

  • Vegetables

    ‘Fukujinduke’ Pickles

    ‘Fukujinzuke’ is a very popular condiment in Japan. Curries are often served with these crunchy pickles. The name of the pickles originates from the tale of ‘Seven Lucky Gods’ as some varieties of ‘Fukujinzuke’ are made with seven different vegetables. It is easy to make at home. Renkon (Lotus Root) might be impossible to find …