Lotus Root with Yamatoimo

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Living Shojin Ryori

Living Shojin Ryori

By Danny Chu

Published 2018

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The subtle characters of lotus root with yamatoimo pair very well with the ginger sauce. This simple yet delicate dish is sure to charm and impress.


  • 7-cm (-in) length lotus root
  • 150 g (5⅓ oz) yamatoimo
  • Vegetable oil for deep frying

Ginger Sauce

  • 1 Tbsp ginger juice
  • 2 Tbsp Japanese soy sauce


To prepare sauce, mix ginger juice and soy sauce and set aside.

Peel yamatoimo and finely grate.

Wash and peel lotus root. Slice into 0.3-cm thick slices. Spread 1 Tbsp of grated yamatoimo on a lotus root slice and place another slice on it, like a sandwich, pressing lightly.

Heat vegetable oil and slide the lotus root with yamatoimo into the hot oil. Deep fry for 1–2 minutes until light brown. Remove and drain on absorbent paper.

Arrange on 4 individual serving plates. Drizzle ginger sauce over and serve.