Sunday, September 03, 2006

#123 Kinpira Gobo

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#17 Kinpira Gobo

This is gobo. It’s a kind of root vegetable. It’s very long.
Apparently it’s called burdock root in English.
In Japan the most common way to eat gobo is kinpira gobo.

I have eaten kinpira gobo at restaurants before, but I’d never made it myself, so I decided to give it a go.

It’s pretty easy to make.
All you need is gobo, carrots, soy sauce, sesame oil, cooking sake, pepper, chili and sesame seeds.

I looked on the net and there seemed to be lots of different ways to make kinpira gobo ... but this is how I did it.

I washed the gobo.
Then cut it.
Then scraped it.
Then cut it in half.
Then cut it into strips.

Then I washed the carrots.
And cut them up.

Then I put sesame oil into a frying pan.
And I put some chili in.
Then I put the carrots and gobo in.
And I mixed them.
One of the carrots jumped out of the frying pan.
Oh, there she goes.

I probably should have cut the veges smaller or put less into the pan. But anyway ...

I put some soy sauce in.
Stirred again.
Added some pepper.
And some cooking sake.

After about 10 minutes of cooking and stirring ... it was ready.
I put it into a bowl, and sprinkled sesame on top.


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