I never knew that you could eat a lotus!  To tell the truth, I don’t know much about the difference between the lotus and the water lily, so I’m going to use them interchangeably. I hope that doesn’t irritate anyone beyond belief.  Since moving to Taiwan I’ve discovered that the seeds are yummy and that the pod sliced up is also delicious.

lotus

Well, this weekend I learned that you can eat lotus in other forms as well. Such as, dumplings!

lotus dumplings

And if you can’t tell, in the bowl in the top left corner are lotus noodles.

lotus noodles

And Jaylene’s favorite dish of the day was the lotus ice cream.

lotus ice cream

So, no muffin tin monday for me this week, but I hope I’ve tempted your tastebuds anyway.