Renkon-mochi (lotus root cake)

Lotus root is interesting. It can be cooked in many ways and the texture changes depending on how you cook.

By grating it, you can enjoy mochi-mochi texture. This Renkon-mochi is a simple yet satisfying dish.

Ingredients: 400g lotus root, 6 tbsp potato (or corn) starch, 1 tbsp dried sakura shrimps (optional), 1 tsp sesame seeds (optional), sesame oil, some soy sauce and black vinegar


  1. Peel and grate lotus root, then gently squeeze the moisture.
  2. Add potato starch, sakura shrimps, sesame seeds and mix well. Then shape the mixture like a disk. *Instead of sakura shrimps and sesame seeds, you can add chopped chives, hams, etc.
  3. Heat and oil a frying pan. Fry the mixture.
  4. Serve with sauce (soy sauce + black vinegar = 1:1)

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