Kinpira Gobo

Kinpira gobo is a wonderful side dish that you can serve alongside rice or noodles. It is easy to prepare and can last in your fridge for a couple days. Make a big batch and you can serve it all week.

Prepare burdock root by peeling the root and slicing into pieces. The slices can be further broken down and cut to create thin matchstick sized pieces. Soak the slivers in some cold water for 10 minutes to remove the astringent taste. Drain the water and refill with fresh cold water. Let it sit while you prepare the carrots.

Prepare the carrots like you would with the burdock and create matchstick sized pieces.
To a hot frying pan, add 1-2 tablespoons of sesame oil. Add the carrots and burdock and sauté for a minute or two.

Add sake and soy sauce in a one to one ratio ie 1 tablespoon sake to 1 tablespoon soy sauce. The amount will depend on how much carrots and burdock you have.

Add some 1 tablespoon of sugar to the pan and let everything cook. Cook the burdock and carrot until the sauce has been reduced. Do a quick taste test to see if you need to add more soy sauce or sugar depending on your preference. When the preferred taste has been obtained, remove from heat and put in a serving dish.

Serve with a sprinkle of roasted sesame seeds. Enjoy!!

Ingredients

  • Burdock
  • Carrots
  • Sake
  • Soy sauce
  • Sugar
  • Sesame seeds
  • 1-2 tablespoons sesame oil

Directions

  1. Prepare burdock root by peeling the root and slicing into pieces. The slices can be further broken down and cut to create thin matchstick sized pieces. Soak the slivers in some cold water for 10 minutes to remove the astringent taste. Drain the water and refill with fresh cold water. Let it sit while you prepare the carrots.
  2. Prepare the carrots like you would with the burdock and create matchstick sized pieces.
  3. To a hot frying pan, add 1-2 tablespoons of sesame oil. Add the carrots and burdock and saute for a minute or two.
  4. Add sake and soy sauce in a one to one ratio ie 1 tablespoon sake to 1 tablespoon soy sauce. The amount will depend on how much carrots and burdock you have.
  5. Add some 1 tablespoon of sugar to the pan and let everything cook. Cook the burdock and carrot until the sauce has been reduced. Do a quick taste test to see if you need to add more soy sauce or sugar depending on your preference. When the preferred taste has been obtained, remove from heat and put in a serving dish.
  6. Serve with a sprinkle of roasted sesame seeds. Enjoy!!

If you liked this recipe, check out the other recipe on our blog.

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