Burdock Salad ごぼうサラダ

This is a typical Izakaya( Japanese gastropub ish?) dish! Nice and cheerful 🙂  Slice burdock and carrot and bring to a boil briefly.  Marinate them with mayonnaise( I used vegan one), hint of soy sauce, unrefined sugar and grated sesame.  Get on really well with beer! 🙂


Burdock fried キンピラゴボウ

I found Gobo or Burdock in Asian shop near by today so decided to cook this classic dish. Use knife or peeler for slicing Burdock and soak it in water for few minuets until the water become dark. This way to get rid of harshness of the roots.  Slice carrot to similar sizes too.  Fry them with sesame seed oil, add chopped of chili, unrefined sugar and soy sauce. You can still enjoy it cold next day too! 🙂


Ochazuke お茶漬け

This is an another typical rice dish from  Japan. Place the ingredients on op of a bowl rice and hot green tea is poured over them.  It usually associated with grilled fish but this is a vegan version using Ume, Nori , wasabi and Shiso leaf…

Its commonly eaten as a light meal especially after few drinks! Is it an equivalent of Kebab here in UK!?:)