The lotus symbolizes the purity of heart and mind, and its flower represents long life, health, honor and good luck. Many chefs have been inspired to create countless delicious recipes using the different parts of the lotus plant. Today, we will bring you to Taiwan, also known as Formosa, to see how grandma makes a delicious lotus meal for her grandchildren, who have been vegan since birth. The large and non-toxic lotus leaves are natural food wrappers. The leaves of some lotus varieties are fragrant, which provide additional flavor to the food. “The first dish is the Lotus Leaf Rice Wrap.” Since ancient times, the lotus seeds have been cherished as a precious food. Even to this day, it is a highly sought-after source of nourishment. “The second dish I will made is Ginseng Lotus Seed Soup. The Ginseng Lotus Seed Soup has been simmering for 20 minutes. While my grandchildren are not yet home, I will make a dessert. This dessert is called Lotus Rhizome Starch Cake. It is made from lotus rhizome starch.” The lotus not only enriches our life with its beauty and purity, it also inspires artists all over the world to render it in their works, such as poetry, paintings, and photography.