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lotus root with sticky rice

barryc Dec 1, 2013 12:46 PM

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?

  1. FallingLeaves Dec 1, 2013 02:53 PM

    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
      barryc Dec 1, 2013 06:05 PM

      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. ipsedixit Dec 1, 2013 06:30 PM

      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
        barryc Dec 1, 2013 07:13 PM

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

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