Burdock Root Stir-fry for the New Year's Feast

Burdock Root Stir-fry for the New Year's Feast

The crunchiness of burdock root and and the aroma of sesame make this a delicious dish.


Burdock root
3 roots
Sesame seeds
2 tablespoons
Soy sauce
2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon


1. Take the burdock roots and peel the skin. Cut in 3 cm pieces that are about 7 mm wide in diameter. Next, soak in water.
2. Put water in a pot and then add the ingredients from Step 1. Boil the burdock roots until soft, put them in a colander and strain.
3. In a mortar, add the dry roasted sesame seeds, sugar and soy sauce and grind with a pestle.
4. Add what you've just made in Step 3 to the burdock root slices from Step 2, and toss well.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is how I prepare burdock root. You can also make this for osechi (New Years feast).