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Dec 1, 2013 12:46 PM

lotus root with sticky rice

prompted by the chicken stuffed wtih rice thread, i've read about lotus root stuffed with glutinous rice and boiled. i can find no mention of it on the LA board. does anyone in LA make this?

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  1. Both Shanghai Bamboo House in Monrovia and Shanghai #1 Seafood in San Gabriel have them on their menu. They are both sweet appetizers and served sliced and either slightly chilled or at room temperature.

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    1. re: FallingLeaves

      thanks. as a matter of fact i think my first reference was a chen cao mystery novel (set in shanghai) by qiu xiaolong. lots of food references (though seemingly fewer in his last two novels).

    2. The dessert dish?

      Just about any HK banquet style restaurant will have it.

      Just don't take it personally when they chuckle after you've ordered it.

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        why should i care? i'll have one of my caucasian friends ask for it.