Macrobiotic: Burdock Root Tazukuri

Macrobiotic: Burdock Root Tazukuri

Burdock root tazukuri is a dish made with walnuts, which support brain functioning. Prepare it as macrobiotic osechi for a healthy New Year's feast.

Ingredients: 6 servings

Burdock root
1 large (about 300 g)
30 g
Oil for deep frying
as needed
Seasoning ingredients:
Kudzu powder
2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
2 tablespoons
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon or more


1. Slice the burdock into long, fat shavings. They will burn easily if shaved too thin.
2. Pan fry them in oil until crisp. The heat should be high at first, then reduced to low while slowly frying the burdock shavings.
3. Increase to high heat to make it easier to drain the oil. Dry roast the walnuts. They burn easily, so be careful.
4. At this stage, the burdock can be eaten as chips. They're delicious and addictive!
5. Put the seasoning ingredients in a large sauce pan, stirring in the kudzu powder. Use a wooden spatula to make a paste. Mix until it becomes translucent and glossy.
6. Add the burdock and walnuts and coat in the kudzu sauce.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a macrobiotic recipe.