Yeonkunjolim (Stewed Lotus roots)

    45 mins

    Lotus root is the focus of this tasty Korean side dish. This recipe takes a little while for a single side dish, but it is well worth it.

    Ann Lee

    Washington, United States
    5 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 300g lotus
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) water
    • 4 tablespoons (60ml) soya sauce
    • 2 tablespoons (30ml) corn syrup
    • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
    • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. You may buy already cleaned lotus roots in a package. If not, peel the skin off and slice into 0.5 cm (2.5 inch) thick. Put in a pot with water to cover, add 1 tablespoon vinegar cook for 20 minutes to avoid bitterness and drain in a colander.
    2. Put ½ cup (125ml) water in a pot and add soya sauce, corn syrup and sugar. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes until sugar is dissolve, add the cooked lotus roots. Keep mixing until no liquid is left, it will take about 15 minutes. Turn off the heat. Add the sesame seeds and mix one more time.

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    I love buying this at the store, but it is sooo much cheaper to make it. And it tastes exactly the same. Thank you =]  -  29 Aug 2013