A hearty Hot and Sour Soup recipe with wood ear mushrooms, dried lily flowers (dried lily buds), water chestnuts, and bamboo shoots and marinated pork.
Water Chestnut Cake (Bu Bu Kao Sheng) is a Cantonese dessert served for Chinese New Year. The recipe uses water chestnuts, water chestnut flour, coconut milk and fresh milk.
Recipe from Fortune Restaurant, 2945 S. 108th St., West Allis, Milwaukee. Shrimp are coated in water chestnut flour, fried in wok then coated in a coconut sauce. The resulting shrimp look like little walnuts.
Here is a make at home version if you don't have access to Thai products or you just prefer to make your own.
From Elizabeth Schnneider's Vegetables from Amaranth to Zucchini. This book is an excellent source for information about vegetables that covers everything from how the vegetable got its name to serving suggestions from well-know professional chefs.