Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Lotus Root


I went to a new place (with air conditioner) that serves chap fan "mix rice" for lunch and this plate of food costs MYR7.50 with deep fried dory fish slices in Thai sauce, 2 mixed vegetable dishes and a quarter bowl of rice.

Lotus roots tend to turn dark after being cut unless the slices are soaked in a bowl of water with a little rice vinegar. The two mix vegetable dishes are: 1) stir fried lotus roots with celery 2) stir fried broccoli, cauliflower, sweet peas and carrots. I prefer the vegetables to be cooked until they are softer so it took me a long time to finish eating these not-so-soft vegetables on my plate.

28 comments:

  1. ah, i love lotus roots.. the lotus root soup is one of my favorite, and i also love lotus roots in stir fried with veggie like peas, celery and cashew nuts, something like what you had there.. nice!! :)

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    1. I agree that lotus roots are tasty.

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  2. and there's one stall in a coffee shop opposite my office selling vegetarian chap fan, they have this lotus roots deep fried in batter and then coated with some kind of sweet and sour sauce, very very nice and everytime i go there, i sure take that one into my dish.. yeah, a little oily and fattening but then, aaaahhhh, don't care lah!! hahahaha~~

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    1. Lots of work to do that. They charge you more or not?

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  3. Me too, I prefer softer vegetables, although my mom disagrees with me. She thinks soft vegetables are overcooked and have lost most of their nutrients so it is pointless to eat those. Oh well..

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    1. Almost all cooked veges lost most of their nutrients. I eat raw veges for nutrients, cooked veges for fibers.

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  4. i like this plate of rice...kinda colorful and "happy"....I prefer crunchier veggie but soft veggies goes well with me too.

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  5. I like lotus root in soup with pork bones and dried cuttlefish. Long ago, I heard they're good for ladies...with heavy flow that time of the month, dunno how true this is.

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    1. I have not heard this before. Wonder true or not.

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  6. I love lingau too! Usually mum will cook lingau with lam yue and siew yok and peanuts.. My favourite.. I can eat 3 plates of rice with that.. Love the crunchy lingau, yumyum..

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    1. Great that you can eat so much yet stay slim. *thumbs up*

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  7. I love lotus soup. Very nutritious.

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  8. mix vege with lotus roots taste very nice. sweeter

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  9. I like lotus roots. And I prefer my vegetables on the crunchy side and not overcooked.

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  10. I like lotus root soup with pai kuat and peanuts although I don't eat the chunky lotus root after the soup's been boiled. I like thinly sliced lotus root stir fried with nam yue too...but it must be thinly sliced :)

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    1. I eat everything in the soup for fiber.

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  11. This plate of chap fan is so delicious! I like the colorful veges to go with it. Lots of yummm there.

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    1. I think it looks way better than it tastes.

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  12. Wah you know your stuff about lotus roots. :p

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  13. I have same liking for the same dishes like yours.

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  14. We absolutely love lotus root and have been having quite a lot of these since we moved to China. It's cheap and in abundance here....very fresh and young too. I usually stirfry the young ones. It's so sweet, crunchy and addictive!

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