Picture of Easy Lotus Root Soup
First of all: Happy Chinese New Year! :)

Brrr! It seems as though winter is lasting forever! I have the perfect recipe to warm up with before or after a great dinner. With its use of classic Asian ingredients and easy cooking process, Lotus Root Soup is the perfect addition to a meal. I know its a staple on my kitchen table. What I love about this recipe is that you can make a large batch to keep the extra for another day!

Easy Lotus Root Soup involves just a few ingredients and a couple of hours in which you do not even have to mind the brew. Once you get all the ingredients together, this recipe is super simple to make. So let's get started!

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What did I make?

In my exploration of the fusion between eastern and western cultures, I decidedly to make and share this classic Asian recipe, Lotus Root Soup. While it may seem different from western broths, the idea is the same and so is its nutritional value. The ingredients and equipment I used will be explained further in this Instructable. 

How did I make it?

In case you didn't know, I am actually still a high school student (17 years and counting). This is actually one of the many recipes that I am making to explore the fusion between eastern and western cultures which was my inspiration for this project. Through trial and error, the recipe worked out as planned and hoped for. 

Where did I make it?

I made this in my very own kitchen which shows that making traditional Asian cuisine is possible with only one valid small Asian supermarket nearby!

What did I learn?

While this seems an inherently an Asian recipe, in today's world, I feel that it is important to take in everything with a global perspective, even food. I learned much about my own background and would now like to share it with all of you. While many people have explored Asian food through the typical "sesame chicken and fried rice" passage, I encourage everyone to explore a little bit deeper into the culture and discover the great food, among other things, that it has to offer.