Stuffed Lotus Root with Mushrooms

Frankly speaking, I’m not good in cooking, so I usually only preparing steamboat during CNY. When Che-Cheh shared this recipe, it looked easy … and decided to cook it last night. I added extra ingredients (steamboat ingredients left from previous night ) …. and the results … simply wonderful & delicious :)

Here is the recipe with minor modification.

Source : Flavours magazine Jan-Feb 2009 via Messy Witchen

100 g fish paste (I bought ready made)
120 g lotus root, thinly sliced

4 Garlic cloves
6 Dried Chinese mushroom, soaked and sliced
6 Medium size Prawns, without skin
3 Imitation crabs, cut into 2cm lengths and deep fried
1 Spring onion, cut into 2.5cm lengths
1 Red chilli, cut in diamond/long shapes

1 tablespoon Oyster sauce
1 teaspoon “Hau Chi”/Chicken stock powder
1/2 teaspoon Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Cornflour
1/8 teaspoon Sesame oil
1/8 teaspoon Ground white pepper
1/3 teaspoon Hua Tiao rice wine (Shaoxing wine)
3 tablespoons Chicken stock / Water

Method :
- Stuff fish paste between 2 slices of lotus root sandwich slightly less than 1cm thick. Deep fried until golden brown, set aside.
- Drain remaining oil in the wok, leaving just a tablespoon of oil in the wok.
- Add garlic, fried until light brown, add prawns (wait until half cook), add mushroom, crabs, onion, chilli and fried lotus root sandwiches, stir-fry on high heat.
- Finally add seasonings and stir-fry until fragrant.
- Remove and serve immediately.

Serves : 2-3 pax

I am submitting this delicious dish to Aspiring Bakers #15:Auspicious Dishes for CNY (January 2012) hosted by Wen's Delight.


  1. I never eat lotus root & curious how it taste.

  2. nice idea stuffing the lotus roots!! very auspicious dish!! Have a great dragon year!!

  3. Ha seeing this dish reminded me that I actually had lotus root in my fridge. This looks lovely.

  4. Hi HomeKreation,
    Lotus root taste just like water chesnut and have crunchy texture. If you have a chance, you should try it. It can be used to make soup too, very nice with extra ingredients like peanut, carrot, meat and dry oyster.

    Thanks Lena, for your nice comments.

    Edith, Thank you. :)

  5. You never invite me to your house. Looks good leh.

  6. YummyBakes,
    Aiyoh, do you think that you still need to be invited? No need lah, anytime ... you are always welcome to my place :)

  7. Wow! This looks yummy! Great dish to have, must be very flavourful!

  8. Doris, wishing you and your family happy lunar new year ^_^

  9. Gong Xi Fa Cai Doris! Hope you had a great CNY celebration! Wow, stuffed lotus root is something new to me! Great idea and looks really yummy too. ;)

  10. Like another version of yong tau foo! Looks delish! Thanks for sharing!

  11. Eileen@Hundred Eighty DegreesFebruary 2, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    Gong xi fa cai! This dish is unique ^_^, looks good!

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  13. never prepare lotus this way, bookmarked this recipe!