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Kinpira Renkon


Kinpira Renkon

Kinpira Renkon

Photo (c) Setsuko Yoshizuka
Kinpira renkon is braised lotus root. Renkon is thought to be a good luck food in Japan.


  • 3/4 lb renkon (lotus root), peeled and sliced into thin rounds or thin half rounds
  • 3 oz. carrot, peeled and sliced into thin half-rounds
  • 2 tsps vegetable oil and 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp sake
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp mirin
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds


Soak renkon slices in water for 5 to 10 minutes. Drain and dry with paper towels. Heat oil in a large skillet. Stir-fry carrot and renkon slices for a couple minutes on medium heat. Add sake and stir-fry until the liquid is gone. Add mirin and sugar and stir-fry until the liquid is gone. Further, add soy sauce and stir-fry quickly. Stop the heat and sprinkle sesame seeds at last.

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