The increasingly popular hawthorn berry and lotus root dish is easy to make at home. The simple recipe will walk you through preparing your own at home.


  • 2 lotus roots
  • handful of hawthorn berries
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • osmanthus sugar

The Steps:

  1. Cut hawthorn berries in half and remove the seeds.
  2. Fill a wok with water and add the hawthorn berries to the pot. Boil them over a high flame and add some granulated sugar.
  3. Reduce to a medium flame and remove the hawthorn berries. They should easily mash into a paste. Reserve for later use.
  4. Remove the skin of lotus roots and slice them. Boil the lotus roots until they soften slightly. Stuff the shanzha paste into the holes of each cooked lotus root. Arrange on a serving plate and garnish with osmanthus sugar.
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Yen Wang is an astrology fan with her sun in Libra and moon in Sagittarius. She's super into adventures, new ideas and weird ideas. She hopes to maintain an open and objective outlook on life – even when she's too old to walk.

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