Ishikawa Foods

Kaga-renkon lotus root

One of the Kaga Vegetables. Compared to regular lotus roots, it contains more starch, and it is stickier. Therefore, to enjoy its dough-like texture it can be grated and cooked. Steamed lotus root is a typical dish on the Kaga cuisine menu, which enables you to enjoy its taste to the full. Some lotus roots are harvested with a lotus-root-digging hoe and shipped with soil on them. Others are harvested with application of high water pressure, and the mud is washed away. These are the two traditional methods of harvesting. Either way, the quality of the lotus root does not change.

Main production areas

Reclaimed land in the Kahoku-gata lagoon, Kanazawa City

Best seasons

September to March