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Sweet Soy pan fried Lotus Root

Prep Time:

15 Minutes

Cook Time:

10 Minutes


2 Servings



About the Recipe

If you have never tried lotus root before, this is a great way to experience it's lovely, cruncy texture and nutty flavour If you are looking for a low calorie, meat substitute that's healthy and nutricious as well as filling, lotus root fits the bill to a tee. What's more, the recipe is quick and simple to make. Need I say more?


240g fresh lotus root

1 tbsp white vinegar

some water

1 tbsp sesame oil

1.5 tbsp mirin or 2 tsp honey

1.5 tbsp soy sauce

a little chilli flakes as you wish

1 tsp toasted sesame seeds


peel the lotus root, cut in half and then cut into 5 mm slices

soak in a bowl of water with the vinegar for at least 10 minutes. drain well

pat dry with  kitchen paper

heat the sesame oil in a frying pan. add the lotus root and fry for 5-6 minutes over medium / high heat.  keep turning the lotus root until the flesh is lightly browned

add the mirin, soy sauce and a little chilli flake.  stir everything together well

add the sesame seeds and stir once more. your dish is now ready

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