|Lotus root at Red Pearl|
Lotus root comes on the authentic menu at Red Pearl in Columbia. You can buy the roots at the Asian groceries, but the restaurant turns them into a crunchy entree. It's crisp. It has a light sauce.
It also looks insane. Pale white circles with holes throughout. They serve the sliced roots with other vegetables. It's obvious to go with vegetarian food, but it would be a great pair with the Szechuan kung pao chicken or the spicy lamb.