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Sweet Lotus Root

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Everyone heard of lotus flowers. Do you know that the root of the flower is edible? Here is a recipe for a dessert dish that is sure to delight.

Name: Sweet Lotus Root

Difficulty: 7.5 out of 10

Ingredients: one lotus root (round and large), 5 dried dates, 1 cup of glutinous rice, 3 teaspoons of red sugar (not brown sugar),  half a chunk of yellow rock sugar, sugared rose petals.

  1. Soak rice in water for 30 mins. Clean and peel lotus root.
  2. Cut one end of lotus root in a 45 degree angle. Save the piece.
  3. Stuff rice into the holes of the lotus root. Use chopsticks to push the rice.
  4. After the holes are filled with rice cap it with the cut off piece. Secure with toothpicks.
  5. Boil lotus root in water with red sugar, dates for 1 hr 20 mins. Make sure it is submerged.
  6. Remove lotus root and let it cool in fridge for 30 mins.
  7. Slice into the lotus root in long smooth motions and place each slice in a spiral pattern on large flat plate.
  8. Dress with either Gui Flower Syrup or Sugared Rose petals. Serve chilled.

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