Kinpira Gobo is a traditional Japanese home cooking. We often eat Gobo (burdock). Gobo is stringy vegetable and very healthy. I love Kinpira Gobo !
There are some food that mother makes and has special taste in each home. Miso soup or Nimono (food boiled and seasoned) is typical and Kinpira Gobo is one of these foods. (We call these foods "Ofukuro (Mother) no Aji (taste)").
Ingredients, Gobo, carrot, sesame, and sesame oil are essential and typical as Kinpira. However, we can put in other vegetables. In case of my Kinpira, I put in Japanese mushroom.
I found the recipe of Kinpira Gobo at website. If you want to try it, it is very useful.