Known around here as gobo, burdock is a root vegetable used in Asian and European cuisine. It is also known for its medicinal use. Here, it’s and every-day vegetable and can be cooked in many ways and in a variety of dishes. It has a crisp texture and somewhat earthy flavor and as a root vegetable, is super healthy.
Below is a picture of sauteed, salt flavored burdock roots. Here in Japan, it is usually cooked in dashi sauce, or as a salad with mayonnaise, but these days, I prefer this salty kind. I used pre-sliced burdock (as preparing and peeling the root is a pain in the whatever) and sauteed them in sesame oil, chili oil, salt and garlic powder. Add some green onions and done.
It’s good for digestion, has tons of fibers and just has that taste and texture that tells you, it’s good for your body.