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I picked up a bag of fresh (not dried) lotus seeds at the market today. Does anyone have any good ideas on what to do with them?

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  1. The Chinese *love* lotus seeds - for fresh ones, you can have the seeds as a dessert by boiling them in a sweet, syrupy soup:
    http://www.tastehongkong.com/recipes/...

    Or you can treat it as just another carb by boiling it with pork or chicken for a savoury soup.

    Or simply steam the seeds and serve them as an accompaniment for ice-cream.