Fresh lotus paste for mooncakes
Does anyone know a source for fresh lotus paste in Miami. I know its a long shot, but I'm going to try and make snow skin mooncakes, and this is probably the only time a store might carry fresh lotus paste. Tia
I'm afraid you'll have to make it yourself. Just boil the lotus seeds (do not soak them in water first) until tender, add peanut oil and sugar and then mash it up. That's it, not difficult at all!
Just to update my post for the lurkers, I'd skip Maxim bakery mooncakes in Tamarac. They didn't tase good and let's just say the paste was chunky. But the vietnamese store a few doors down has a slighty larger selection of canned paste. Like 4-5 kinds compared to 1-2 at most stores