Basic Burdock Kinpira Stir-fry

Basic Burdock Kinpira Stir-fry

This is the basic way of preparing kinpira, a basic Japanese side dish. It tastes great even when cooled, so I recommend it for your bento.


1 (250 g)
1/2 medium
Red chili pepper, sliced
★Soy sauce
2-3 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
2-3 tablespoons
2 teaspoons
★Dashi stock granules
1-2 teaspoons
100 ml
White sesame seeds
1/2 tablespoon
Sesame oil
to taste


1. Scrub the burdock to get rid of the dirt and then cut into 4-5 cm pieces. Cut those pieces into strips (the size of a matchstick) and soak in water.
2. Peel the carrot and cut in the same manner as the burdock. Thinly slice the chili pepper.
3. Put oil into a heated frying pan and cook the chili pepper. Add the drained burdock and the carrot, and sauté.
4. Once the vegetables have become tender, add the ★ ingredients. Turn down the heat to low and simmer until the liquid evaporates. Lastly, add the white sesame seeds.

Story Behind this Recipe

My mother taught me this recipe. It also tastes great if you make it with mentsuyu. Salty Kinpira - Recipe ID: 2212517.