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Kaga-renkon lotus root

Characteristics

One of the Kaga Vegetables. Compared to regular lotus roots, it contains more starch, and it is stickier. Therefore, to enjoy its dough-like texture it can be grated and cooked. Steamed lotus root is a typical dish on the Kaga cuisine menu, which enables you to enjoy its taste to the full.
Some lotus roots are harvested with a lotus-root-digging hoe and shipped with soil on them. Others are harvested with application of high water pressure, and the mud is washed away. These are the two traditional methods of harvesting. Either way, the quality of the lotus root does not change.

Best season 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1 2 3
Production site Reclaimed land in the Kahoku-gata lagoon, Kanazawa City
Yield/Delivery amount 726 tons
Appearance Each section between the joints is short and thick
Size Approx. 600-1,000 grams
Raw/Cooked Cooked
Serving suggestions Steamed, tempura, stir-fried, simmered
Type of dish Japanese/ Western/ Chinese

Recipe

Lotus-root stuffed with salted cod roe

Lotus-root hamburger simmered in a soy sauce-based broth with grated radish

Sichuan-style deep-fried lotus-root flavored with sweet vinegar