Japanese Food 100 – #56 Kimpira Gobou

Kimpira Gobou, Japanese food, washoku

Kimpira Gobou is stir fried carrot and burdock roots (Gobou in Japanese).  Kimpira, which is named after an ancient Japanese folk hero, is a simple yet popular vegetable side dish of Japanese food, Washoku. Sautéed and braised carrots and burdock roots give a nice, earthy flavor.  Other vegetables are used for Kimpira style dish such as lotus roots and kounyaku.