Root Vegetable Kimpira


Prep time: 
5 minutes
Cooking time: 
20 minutes


Kinpira is traditionally made with braised burdock root and carrot, but any other root vegetables, such as swede, celeriac or parsnips, will work too.


  • 400g root vegetables. Swede, celeriac, parsnips are all good options
  • 4 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 4 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoon mirin
  • 4 tablespoon sake or white wine
  • 2 tablespoon honey or soft brown sugar
  • pinch of salt


  1. Thinly cut your root vegetables into matchsticks that are a bit thinner than your little finger
  2. Put sesame oil in a pan on medium-high heat and stir fry the root veg for 3-5 minutes
  3. Add enough water to cover the bottom of the pan, and put the lid on. Cook until the roots get soft, about 10-15 min.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix soy sauce, mirin, sake/white wine, honey/brown sugar and salt to make a sauce. Pour sauce into the pan and mix quickly with roots until the liquid is almost all gone
  5. Serve in a bowl and add white sesame seeds and bonito tuna flakes to finish


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