“Kinpira-Gobo” Fried Burdock & Carrot
Kinpira-Gobo is a popular dish of Japanese food, which is a homemade taste.
After frying strips of burdock root and carrot in sesame oil, add soy sauce, dashi broth, mirin and sugar. Then simmer them about quarter-hour.
If desired, sprinkle sesame seeds on them.
How to make strips of burdock root. There is two style, one is “Sasagaki” and the other is “Sengiri”.
– Sasagaki : shave the burdock with a knife as if sharpening a pencil
– Sengiri : cut into thin strips, a julienne
I prefer Sasagaki style of burdock, called “Sasagaki-Gobo”.
It is written “笹掻き牛蒡” in Kanji, literally “burdock shaved like a bamboo leaf”
Although there is a Sasagaki-Gobo, there is not a Sasagaki-Carrot.
Sasagaki style is only used for hard vegetables like burdock root.
is strips of burdock rood cooked in oil, soy sauce, mirin, sake and sugar. 金平牛蒡（きんぴらごぼう） literally “musucularity burdock”
is a burdock root. 牛蒡（ごぼう）
is how to shave the burdock with a knife as if sharpening a pencil. 笹掻き（ささがき） literally “burdock shaved like a bamboo leaf”
is how to cut into thin strips, a julienne. 千切り（せんぎり） literally “cut into thousand pieces”