Yeongeun Jorim – Candied Lotus Root

Candied lotus root slices are a delicious sweet treat or great addition to a ban chan array.


8 ounces lotus root

2 cups water for boiling

1 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

½ teaspoon white sesame seeds

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon honey

½ teaspoon sesame oil

½ cup of water


Prepare the Lotus:

  • Fresh –
    • If using whole root – Wash and peel the root.
    • Whole or sliced – Heat water to boiling, add lotus root and salt.
    • Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
    • Remove from heat, drain, and cool.
  • Whole – After boiling and cooling, carefully cut the root (root may be tough) into approximately 1/8 to 1/4 inch slices.
  • Dried –
    • Completely submerge in water.
    • Allow to soak from 2 to 4 hours.
    • Pour of excess water and drain thoroughly.
    • Bring 2 cups water to a boil then add salt and lotus root.
    • Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
    • Remove from heat, drain, and cool.

Melt the sugar over low heat until it begins to caramelize.

Add 1/2 cup water and lemon juice and return to a simmer.

Add sliced lotus and simmer until liquid is nearly gone.

Remove from heat and cool.


Dress with honey, sesame oil, sesame seed and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Serving size: About  3 ounces.

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Amount Per Serving

Calories 67.54

Calories From Fat (10%) 7

Calories From Protein (6%) 4.38

Calories From Carbohydrates (83%) 56.15

Calories From Alcohol (0%) 0

% Daily Value

Total Fat 0.81g 1%

Saturated Fat 0.12g <1%

Monounsaturated Fat 0.3g

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.33g

Trans Fatty Acids 0g

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 101.23mg 4%

Potassium 323.02mg 9%

Total Carbohydrates 14.78g 5%

Fiber 2.84g 11%

Sugar 4.68g

Sugar Alcohols 0g

Net Carbohydrates 11.94g

Protein 1.56g 3%

Vitamin A 0.8IU <1%

Vitamin C 26.71mg 45%

Calcium 30.51mg 3%

Iron 0.72mg 4%

Vitamin E 0.01mg <1%

Vitamin D 0IU 0%

Thiamin 0.09mg 6%

Riboflavin 0.13mg 7%

Niacin 0.25mg 1%

Vitamin B6 0.15mg 8%

Folate 8.27mcg 2%

Vitamin B12 0mcg 0%

Pantothenic Acid 0.22mg 2%

Vitamin K 0.08mcg <1%

Phosphorus 59.36mg 6%

Magnesium 14.92mg 4%

Zinc 0.26mg 2%

Copper 0.17mg 8%

Manganese 0.16mg 8%

Selenium 0.46mcg <1%

Alcohol 0g

Caffeine 0mg

Water 78.22g 0%

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