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People in Shaoxing Start to Make Pure Lotus Root Starch by Hand

[Photo by He Wen/Shaoxing Evening Paper]

It is early winter when people in Dongpu, Yuecheng district are busy making pure lotus root starch by hand which is composed of several steps like plucking lotus root, cleaning lotus root, slurrying, powder scraping, air-drying... A set of traditional skills is being presented. It is said that there are 16 processes to make traditional handmade lotus root starch. People in Shaoxing rub lotus root pieces after slurrying so that it is easier to make fine lotus root starch because lotus root pieces rubbed by hand are air-dried evenly compared with instant lotus root starch.

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