Eating lotus root is auspicious for Chinese as we believed that eating it during Chinese New Year will foster the grow of your new venture or business. When I saw this dish on Chinese T.V. cooking show, I thought that it would be perfect for Chinese New Year. And then I saw a similar dish at a Taiwanese cooking show, was it asking me to make it? Haha... Anyway, it looked delicious and I couldn't wait to try it myself. Sharing here is my version. I served it with a sauce so that the stuffed lotus root remain crispy. A bit time consuming to make this but the result is well worth the effort.
Today is also 人日. The 7th day of Chinese New Year and also everyone birthday. 祝大家人日快乐!! This day people normally celebrate it with longevity noodle, tang yuen (glutinous balls), yee sang (raw fish salad) and another great feast!
Crispy stuffed lotus root drizzled with scallion garlic soy sauce. Click next for the step-by-step pictures guide.
I am also sharing this recipe with Aspiring Bakers #15: Auspicious Dishes for CNY hosted by Wen's Delight. The deadline for submission has been extended to Feb 6th, the last day of CNY. So go see the roundup on the 7th! :-)