Renkon chips
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Renkon Chips

Popular Japanese restaurant appetizer Renkon Chips recipe 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetiser, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: #renkon chips, #rotus root chips
Servings: 1 bowl
Calories: 288kcal
Author: Shihoko | Chopstick Chronicles


  • 250 g frozen sliced Renkon lotus roots
  • Oil for deep fry
  • Pinch of Shichimi Togarashi optional

Amazu Sauce

  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1 tbs sake
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 1 tbs mirin
  • 1/2 tbs rice vinegar
  • 1 tbs water


  • Defrost the sliced renkon on a paper towel to let the paper towel absorb the water.
  • Wipe the excess water off with more paper towels.
  • Heat enough oil to deep fry the sliced renkon to 180 degree.
  • Add the sliced renkon and deep fry for about 5 minuets or until lightly brown. You will see a lot of bubbles forming around the renkon. When it stops forming any bubbles around the renkon and the colour of renkon is brown, it is ready to scoop out of the oil.
  • Drain the excess oil by scooping out the renkon on to a paper towel.
  • Serve on a plate or bowl and drizzle the Amazu sauce and sprinkle a pinch of Shichimi togarashi.

Amazu sauce

  • Combine all the ingredients in a small sauce pan.
  • Heat the small sauce pan on high heat and bring the sauce mixture to boil.
  • Turn the heat down to medium and simmer.
  • Turn the heat off when the sauce is reduced and thickened.
  • Pour it in a small sauce dispenser and drizzle over the renkon chips.


Shichimi Togarashi is seven mixed chillies. If you can not get it, you can omit this or use chilli powder or flake


Calories: 288kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 1136mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 16g | Iron: 0.4mg