Burdock Root Teriyaki

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Appears in
Living Shojin Ryori

By Danny Chu

Published 2018

  • About

Burdock root (known in Japanese as gobo) is an amazing health food that boosts immunity. This simple yet nourishing dish of thinly shredded burdock root is easy and full-flavoured, going very well with even just plain rice.


  • 35-cm (14-in) burdock root (gobo)
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil


Peel burdock root and make 2–3 cuts lengthwise (about 4-5 cm from one end). Shave burdock root with a knife (like sharpening a pencil) or with a vegetable peeler. Soak the shavings in water immediately for 10 minutes to prevent discolouration. Discard water and drain well.

Heat vegetable oi