Beef and Burdock Root

Beef and Burdock Root

A familiar side dish that's richly flavored. Good to pack in bentos as well.

Ingredients: 3 to 4 servings

Beef shoulder offcuts
180 g
Burdock roots
160 g
1 knob
◇Cooking sake
1 decent tablespoon
◇Hon-Mirin (real mirin)
2 teaspoons
◇Soft light brown sugar
1 decent tablespoon
◇Soy sauce
1.5 tablespoons
Very modest amount
Vegetable oil
As needed
Sansho leaf
As needed


1. Scrub or slightly scrape the skin off the burdock roots. Chop up roughly and soak in water. Drain immediately.
2. Heat some oil in a frying pan and grill the beef. When brown, add julienned ginger and turn the heat to low. Add the ◇ condiments in listed order. When the beef soaks in the condiments, add burdock roots and stir quickly. Pour in enough water to soak the ingredients, and simmer over medium low heat.
3. Dish it up. Top with slightly pounded sansho leaves.

Story Behind this Recipe

My mother always used to put this in my bento.