Brief of Honey Lotus Root Stuffed with Glutinous Rice
Honey Lotus Root Stuffed with Glutinous Rice is a local dessert of Hangzhou made from lotus root stuffed with glutinous rice, sweet osmanthus and sugar. The lotus root used in the dish is from West Lake and is the best in China. The dish perfectly combines crispy lotus root, sticky glutinous rice, sweet honey and fragrant osmanthus together. It offers a unique flavor.
The recipe is relatively simple but requires some patience. First, cut the head off the lotus and clean its holes. Second, stuff the glutinous rice into the holes, and put the root’s head back in case the rice flowing out; third, boil the lotus root with medium fire until it’s brown; fourth, wax the lotus root and cut it into slices; at last, steam the lotus root slices with sweet osmanthus and cube sugar until the cube sugar melt.
Where to eat: Lou Wai Lou, Zhi Wei Guan, Kui Yuan Guan and so on