Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Lotus Root!

One of the interesting things they eat here is the Lotus Root. It is very unique! If you look below you can see what it looks like :)
Picture from Google Images
You can learn a lot of interesting things about the Lotus Root if you click here. There is one snack that I really like to make out of the root. First you use a peeler and peel the outside of the root. Then you slice it very thin (using a v-slicer or mandolin is helpful!). Then you deep fry them and salt them. They're a fun yummy snack!
I forgot to take an "after picture, so this is from Google Images so that you can see what they look like ;)

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Emily said...

Never even heard of or seen lotus root! Interesting. :)

Life in Green-Land said...

hey, you know it's a good snack when it's yummy AND pretty to look at too!

SouthAsiaRocks said...

haha! yeah exactly :)

Sara Beth said...

I love Lotus! We eat it a lot when we go for hot pot (Chinese fondue...sort of!). I saw on Top Chef recently that someone had fried them like that as a side for a sandwich. Yum!

SouthAsiaRocks said...

oh fun! We could totally eat them with sandwiches! Awesome!