I found a really tasty recipe for Yeongeun Jorim 연근조림 (Korean Lotus Root ) on the blog Evan’s Kitchen Ramblings.
Since I only knew lotus roots as a dessert with red beans, I tried out this recipe.
My first trial:
It doesn’t have the same glaze as in the recipe’s picture but it still has a good taste.
For Yeongeun Jorim you only need:
450g prepacked sliced lotus roots
100ml soy sauce
3 tbsps sugar
3 tbsps korean rice syrup
1 tbsp sake
1/2 tbsp sesame oil
sesame seeds for garnish
It is pretty simple since you only have to boil water, sugar and soy sauce in a pot and simmer the lotus roots in it until the sauce is evaporated. Add the rice syrup when only 1/3 of the sauce is left. Add sesame oil and sesame seeda before serving.