Recipe for preparing lotus root Kinpira

Discover the recipe for preparing a delicious lotus root Kinpira!

Ingredients (for 2 people)

  • 200g lotus root
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • Sauté oil
  • Vinegar for dipping

You can buy it in any supermarket: You can buy it in Japanese or Chinese stores.


  1. Peel the lotus root, then cut it finite. Soak in water with a little vinegar for 5-10 minutes so as not to change the color.
  2. Heat skillet with oil, then add lotus root and sauté until golden brown.
  3. Add condiments and sesame. Sauté until condiments are gone.

Do you know that the lotus root called Renkon in Japanese is edible?
Not only in our country, but also in China or India he eats it.
It is eaten raw, cooked, sautéed, fried, etc. in various forms. It’s got holes like the one in the picture.
As we can see from the holes, in my country we consider that this vegetable is an ingredient that has a good perspective, that is to say, it is an ingredient with a happy future. So we use it for the New Year’s celebration food called Osechi.

Actually, this vegetable is not exactly a root, it’s an enlarged stem. He’s got plenty of vitamin C. Although vitamin C usually disappears after heating, this vegetable contains the starch so there is plenty of vitamin C. It is recommended for beauty and recovery from fatigue.

We hope you like it!