Kuwai (Arrowhead Bulbs)


Kuwai (Arrowhead Bulbs)


  • Considered a lucky food due to their protruding sprouts, representing growth and development of one's talents
  • Uniquely bittersweet taste
  • Typically boiled, but also delicious deep-fried.


The edible part of the plant is the tuber, grown underground in wet paddies like the lotus root. Cultivated since the Edo period, they are an essential ingredient for food served during the New Year holiday.

Simmered Kuwai