Deep Fried Sandwiched Lotus Root and Chicken Bento

Deep Fried Sandwiched Lotus Root and Chicken Bento

The star of this bento is sweet and delicious lotus root grown in Ibaraki prefecture that is sandwiched with ground chicken and deep fried. This is a hearty yet vegetable-packed bento.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Lotus root
100 g
Ground chicken
35 g
★Grated ginger
1/2 teaspoon
★Finely chopped green onion
1 tablespoon
★Soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon
a small amount
as needed
a small amount
Oil for frying
as needed


1. Peel the lotus root and cut into 5 mm thick slices. Soak in water.
2. Put the ★ ingredients in a bowl, and mix well until sticky.
3. Drain the lotus roots and coat with katakuriko. Put the mixture from Step 2 between slices of lotus root. Coat each sandwich with katakuriko again.
4. Deep fry in 180 °C oil until browned. Cool, and pack into a bento box. Sprinkle with salt.

Story Behind this Recipe

I make bento every day. I made this bento keeping the balance of 5 flavors (sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and umami) as well as color in mind.