Lotus Root Soup
Lotus root with peanuts is one of my favourite Chinese soups. Lotus root and peanuts is a great pairing in a Chinese soup, and personally I won’t cook this dish if I ran out of peanuts. I love the texture of slightly crunchy peanuts so if you like softer ones, you will need to simmer the soup for a bit longer. There is nothing like a bowl of home-cooked Chinese soup to perk me up in the middle of the week.
This is my piece of lotus root (pictured above). Wash off the mud before cutting. Sheng Siong also regularly sells washed and smaller sections of lotus root if you need smaller quantities.