New standard menu of lotus roots – Glutinous and Crispy texture!
Lotus Root Food
Lotus roots in Ibaraki are mostly grown in Kasugaura and Tsuchiura city. The best season is November. Boiled lotus root is often used for happy ceremonial occasions, as its holes are taken as a lucky charm saying the holes bring a visible and predictable future. きんぴら(Kinpira) and fill-and-fry are its long-time standard menu. People in the local area host some events to suggest good recipes to cook lotus roots and create some opportunities to eat it. Among many recipes, lotus root ball with Glutinous and Crispy texture is popular.