Do you know this Japanese food “Kimpira”?

Kimpira is an easy to find food for Japanese people.

In other countries, I was not sure how it would be. But I was happy to find it well

received by my foreign students.

Ingredients (for 2person)

* 4cm carrot

* 1/2 burdock root

* 3cm lotus root

* seasoning ➡︎3tsp sugar, 1tbsp soy sauce, 1tbsp mirin, 2tbsp sake , 1pinch salt


1. Wash the burdock root and scrape off the skin.

2. Cut the burdock root into about 4cm long matchsticks and put in water for a few


3. Peel the carrot and cut thinly into matchsticks 4cm as well.

4. Peel the lotus root also and quarter-round cut.

And put in water for a few minutes.

5. Heat sesame oil over medium heat and stir-fry the drained burdock,lotus root and

carrot until they are soft.

6. Add sugar, and another seasoning ,then stir-fry until the liquid is gone.

7. Optionally add sesame , chopped red chili pepper and dried young sardines.