Boil the sliced lotus root in boiling water until tender. Drain and rinse under cold water. Karashi Renkon – a mixture of miso and Japanese karashi hot mustard stuffed in lotus root… Lotus roots are called "RENKON" in Japanese First, you will need to take the lotus root and peel it. If the batter is sticky after microwaving, dampen your hands with water to make it easier to form the patties (as when making onigiri). It is very simple but sill, very "stimulating". Few would expect that a beautiful pattern of holes lies waiting in such a humble looking root. The lotus is an important symbol in Buddhism, and this dish reminds us to keep on the path to enlightenment. (⇒ Japanese Recipe / 日本語のレシピ) (⇒ List of Recipes) A great, or even perfect, combination of lotus root and Japanese yellow mustard! Top with some salmon roe to serve. While potato salad may seem like the quintessential Western salad, it’s also a popular dish in Japan. Set aside to cool. Meanwhile, peel the lotus root, trimming any brown spots. It’s simmered with thinly sliced carrot, aburaage tofu, lotus root, and konnyaku in dashi with a little mirin rice wine and soy sauce, then cooled and served at room temperature. The lotus root is often boiled together with Fu Xian kang lang fish as a stew or stir-fried with lake shrimp and seasonal greens. Kinpira Renkon – thinly sliced lotus root stir-fried and seasoned with sauce. Goes great either with rice or SAKE! Then, cut it into thin slices and place into ice water. Now, add four cups of water to a large pot, along with 1 tbsp rice vinegar. Cook for 1 minute, or until tender. When the water is boiling, boil the lotus root slices for 4 to 5 minutes, remove and rinse with cold water. Potato Salad. Chikuzenni (Nishime) – root vegetables including lotus root are simmered along with the chicken. The salad can be so easily and quickly made. Roughly chop up the chilly, scallion and garlic cloves . Cut the lotus root on the cross section into ⅛-inch wide slices and immediately place into bowl of water-vinegar to prevent discoloration. Combine the lotus root, carrot and sprouts in a bowl. Add the dressing and toss to combine. Renkon no Sunomono (lotus root salad) I like to prepare this beautiful salad during Oshogatsu, the New Year’s holiday celebration. Wash, peel and slice the lotus root. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil. Toss the cooled lotus root with the seasoning sauce and chopped ingredients . Add the vinegar and lotus root. Lotus root mochi is so chewy and tasty; but lotus root is a pretty expensive vegetable! In this tutorial, we learn how to make Japanese lotus root salad. Lotus root is also made into a crispy snack (zha ou bin, 炸藕饼) by grinding it and mixing with flour, shaping it into a flat mini pancake and deep-frying. Mix all the liquid seasoning in a bowl making to your taste. So, I used okara to stretch out the dough and boost the volume. Serve It doesn’t have to be too thin . After this, chop up green peppers, removing the middle and seeds.