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Easy Japanese Recipes

How To Make Hana Renkon 花れんこん

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This is a proper way to make a Hana Renkon (flower lotus root). The following video is in Japanese.

However, if you like to take a short cut… this is my quick method (it’s not as pretty though).

1. Cut lotus root into 2 inch length so it’s easy to work with.

Hana Renkon 1

2. Cut “V” shape between two holes and remove the v-shape part.

Hana Renkon 2

3. Slice into about 1/4 inch pieces.

Hana Renkon 3

4. Soak the lotus root in vinegar water (2 cups water + 1 tsp. vinegar) for 10 minutes and it’s ready to use.

Hana Renkon 4

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  • Jean December 26, 2012, 1:08 am

    Love your tips on making these traditional Japanee dishes. Thank you.

    • Nami January 11, 2013, 9:48 am

      You are welcome! :)