Our Homecooked Spicy Lotus Root Kimpira

Our Homecooked Spicy Lotus Root Kimpira

This spicy and crunchy dish is one of our family standards.
We use shichimi togarashi often in our home cooking.

Ingredients: 2-3 servings

Lotus root
200 g
Vegetable oil
2 teaspoons
◆ Sake
1 tablespoon
◆ Mirin
1/2 tablespoon
◆ Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
Shichimi spice
to taste


1. Peel skin of lotus root and quarter into 2-3 mm slices.
2. Heat a pan with vegetable oil, and sautè the lotus root over medium heat. The lotus root tends to stick to the pan, so stir it well.
3. When the lotus root turns slightly translucent, add the ingredients marked with a ◆, and reduce to low heat. Cover with a lid, and simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove the lid to stir from time to time to get an even coating.
4. It's done when the lotus root is left with a slight bite. Sprinkle with a bit of shichimi spice, coat evenly, then it's ready to serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a standard dish in our home. My son who doesn't really like lotus root likes this kimpira dish and will eat it.