lotus leaves for cooking

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    lotus leaves for cooking

    Hi,

    I would like to cook with lotus leaves (dried or fresh), but I have no idea where to buy them.

    Please don't say in the Hong Kong park!

    Thanks


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    Nobody knows?


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    The closest you will get here is taro leaves, which you can get from farms in the NT. I once spotted some growing in Pokfulam village and the farmer was happy to let me have all the leaves I wanted as they only use the roots.

    The only place that I have seen lotus is in Wetlands in the northwest where it is illegal to pick.


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    now I'm really hungry

    This is what I use taro leaves for
    Patode/Alu Wadi (Taro Leaf Spirals) ? A Mad Tea Party

    patra ni biryani


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    WOW, thanks for your help, I'll certainly try the wonderful taro receipt

    I don't know the taro leaf taste yet, do you think I can use them instead of lotus leaves to perfume rice or chicken? Have you tried?

    You look to cook indian food, if you are interested by french receipt as I am for indian ones, we could share, what you think?