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  • Chicken Potato Vegetables

    Simmered Root Vegetables & Chicken

    This dish is called ‘Chikuzen-ni’ (筑前煮) in Japan. It was a local dish in Chikuzen region in the island of Kyushu. It is now popular in other parts of Japan and often prepared for the New Year celebration. It can be difficult to find all these ingredients outside Japan. In particular, Gobō and Lotus Root …

  • Other Soup Vegetables

    Monk’s Vegan Soup ‘Kenchin-jiru’

    This soup is called ‘Kenchin-jiru’ in Japan. It is originally a Buddhist dish and vegan. Vegetable base stock, such as Shiitake Mushroom OR Kombu (Kelp), is used for this soup. It is commonly seasoned with Soy Sauce, but there are many variations these days. Some people prefer seasoning with Miso. Root vegetables are the main …

  • Chicken Mazegohan

    Chicken & Gobō Mazegohan

    Gobō (Burdock Root) is a very popular vegetable in Japan, but it is IMPOSSIBLE to find where I live. That’s why I grew them in my vegetable garden. After I cooked ‘Chicken & Gobō Takikomigohan’, I saved some and froze them. Today I cooked this ‘Chicken & Gobō Mazegohan’ using the saved Gobō. Same ingredients …

  • Vegetables

    Gobō ‘Kimpira’ With Vinegar

    Gobō (Burdock Root) is a very popular vegetable in Japan, but it is too hard to find where I live. Then I bought Gobō seeds and sowed them in my garden. After the unstable weather in this summer, the harvest was not great but I did have the harvest. This is my favourite Gobō dish. …

  • Chicken Takikomigohan

    Chicken & Gobō Takikomigohan

    Gobō (Burdock Root) is a very popular vegetable in Japan, but it is IMPOSSIBLE to find where I live. I have seen Frozen Sliced Gobō many years ago at an Asian grocery store, and that was the only time I saw Gobō in Australia. Then, I decided to grow them in my vegetable garden. After …