“Kinpira-gobou” is a popular Japanese homemade dish.

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Nov 8, 2017 15:04
“Kinpira-gobou” is a popular Japanese homemade dish.
“Kinpira” came from a boy’s name, “Kintaro”, who is one of the characters in a famous Japanese classical story named his name. “Gobou” is burdock, a root vegetable. As gobou is thought to be analepetic and Kintaro is a strong man, people in Edo period believed to be strong after eating “Kinpira-gobo.” 
Burdock, carrot and green papers are cut into thin strips, and pan-fried with sesame oil and soy sause. The firm texture and the flavorful taste of the root vegetables goes well with cooked rice. It is a taste of mother’s home cooking.
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