What is Lotus Root?
Lotus root is used in a number of cuisines and is the root attached to the water blossoming lotus flower. The root is cream colored, looks somewhat like a potato, but when sliced it reveals a circle of round holes. The texture is crisp and fibrous and retains a mild crunch when cooked. The flavor of lotus root is mild and tastes similar to water chestnuts. It goes well with sauces, as it easily absorbs flavor.