Horikawa Burdock Root with Sesame and Vinegar Dressing

Horikawa Burdock Root with Sesame and Vinegar Dressing

Enjoy the aroma of simmered burdock root soaked in sesame vinegar

Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 1/4 Horikawa burdock root
  • 50g roasted white sesame
  • Ground Japanese Sansho chilli, as needed
  • 10g rice bran
  • (A)
    75ml vinegar
    50ml sugar


  1. (1) Soak the Horikawa burdock root in water for a while, then scrub away any remaining mud with a srubbing brush. Then cut root into 3cm long rectangular slices. Place the sliced roots into a pot along with rice bran, and let it cook for about 30 minutes until soft.
  2. (2) Using a mortar and pestle, grind white sesame seeds, then add (A) ingredients to make seasoning dressing.
  3. (3) Rinse the burdock root from (1) well, and boil again in fresh clean water to remove any remaining bran odor. Then drain and while it is still hot, add it to (2) and mix well.
  4. (4) Sprinkle in the Sansho chilli and mix well. Serve after it has cooled down.