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Dec 11, 2015

What do I do with this? (Some sort of vegetable/root)

Took delivery of this from a friend. They told me the name but I can't remember it. Any suggestions on how to include it in a dish?

Tomuu

Tomuu

Traveler, surfer, and scribe. Based in Tokyo for six years.

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  • Saitama

    on Dec 11

    It looks like the root vegetable "gobou", which is burdock root in English. http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2010/05/seriously-asian-stir-fried-burdock-root-kinpira-pickled-burdock-recipe.html Disclaimer: I have no affiliation to the linked website!

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  • Tomuu

    on Dec 12

    "Gobou" - that sounds familiar thanks. And thanks for posting the link. Don't worry, I won't hold you responsible for any kitchen disasters that are likely to arise from my cooking! I'll check the link out. Really appreciate it, Saitama.

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  • trekkingbecky

    on Dec 16

    You can always and mix it with gohan (rice). :D You can put anything with rice. Good luck, and I hope you like it. I'm not a fan...lol!

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  • Tomuu

    on Dec 17

    Thanks trekkingbecky. So far it's been chopped, boiled and then finished off on the grill. A bit on the dry side.

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  • Lifer

    on Jan 5

    Miso soup You can use it in miso soup. It needs to be sliced thinly at an angel. Soak it in water for a while. When you use it, discard the water, some people squeeze the excess water out of the gobou.

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  • Tomuu

    on Jan 6

    Thank you Lifer. Excuse my ignorance, but why at an angle?

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  • JanglishJerry

    on Jan 8

    Don't be a wimp. Just eat it as is.

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  • Tomuu

    on Jan 9

    Janglish Jerry - I'm nervous about how well my system will 'process' it!

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  • Ashes

    on Feb 20

    Lucky! Gobou is sooooo yum battered and fried like regular potato fries. Peel it, like a potato, and the cut it into chip sticks. Make your favourite batter, coat, and fry in oil.

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