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Kinpira Gobo

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Kinpira Gobo
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Gobo is burdocuk root and is often used in Japanese cooking. Kinpira gobo (braised burdock root) is a traditional dish cooked at home.

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1/2 lb gobo (burdock root)
  • 1/4 lb carrot, peeled and cut into short and thin strips
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp mirin
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp sake
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 2 tsps vegetable oil


Lightly shave the gobo skin and shred gobo into very thin strips. Soak the gobo strips in water for a while and drain well. Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan, and fry gobo for a couple minutes. Add carrot strips in the pan and stir-fry them. Add sake, mirin, and sugar and stir-fry until the liquid is gone. Season with soy sauce and stir-fry well. Turn off the heat. Sprinkle sesame seeds.

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