Believe it or not, this tastes a great deal like bacon. Lotus root is one of those foods that takes on the flavors of whatever you cook it with, and when the other ingredients are rich butter, salty soy sauce, and smoke bonito flakes -- bacon. I can see why this is bar food, because beer or sake would contrast nicely with its richness. The bonito flakes did undulate like seaweed in a wave. I don't have a camera right now, but anyway, I don't think a still picture would show the movement.