Gobo, ‘gobo root’, ‘burdock’.
Gobo is a root vegetable quite often used in Japanese cooking. I have never seen this in having had lived in Los Angeles and Ireland but I heard that Hawaii started to test grow the ‘gobo root’, some number of years ago. It seems now that the growing of ‘gobo root’ has slightly spread, also grown in California.
Gobo has a distinctive special flavor often used in a cooking style called ‘Kinpira’ which is simply stir-fried with soy sauce and mirin. As some point I will be showing you how to make ‘Kinpira’ vegetables ‘(gobo, carrots, radish, etc. ) a very simple but typical dish on our Japanese dinner table.
This is a ‘Vegetable Pâté’, suitable for vegetarians goes quite well with my homemade French bread baguettes and campagnes.
The acutal GOBO looks like this. Brush off the dirt and scape the skin with a vegetable knife before use.
Gobo Pate ごぼうパテ