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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 ;)

Comments

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

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