- 1/2 pound gobo, (burdock root)
- 2 small carrots
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sake
- 1 tablespoon mirin
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- a pinch of red pepper flakes
- Sesame seeds, for garnish
Scrub the gobo skin well or peel the skin. Cut into matchsticks then soak in a bowl of water until ready to cook.
Peel carrots and cut into matchsticks, make sure they are similar in size to the gobo.
Mix together soy sauce, sake, mirin, and sugar in a small bowl.
Drain the gobo, getting rid of as much water as you can (water will splash when it hits the oil). Heat a fry pan with the sesame oil, and once fragrant add the gobo and red pepper flakes. Sauté a few minutes until the gobo is evenly coated in oil.
Add carrots, cook for 1 minute, then add in the soy sauce mixture and continue cooking until the liquid is gone. Turn off the heat and sprinkle with sesame seeds.