Japanese Batch Cooking Recipe: Kinpira Gobo 

It’s one of the basic Japanese side dishes that you can find in bento boxes.

Kinpira is named after the son of Kintaro, an extraordinarily strong foak hero, and gobo means burdock root. As you can imagine from its name, Kinpira Gobo is appreciated as a healthy and nutritious dish.


Cut 1/2 – 1 burdock root and 1 carrot into match box strips. Stir-fry them in a pan with sesame oil. Add 2 tbsp sake, 2 tbsp mirin, 1.5-2 tbsp soy sauce (pls adjust the amount of seasonings as you like!). Cook until the liquid is gone. Sprinkle sesame seeds and red pepper or shichimi pepper.

Can be stored about 2 days in the fridge and 1 month in the freezer.

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