Photo: "Beaten" burdock

"Beaten" with the back of a knife or a rolling pin, burdock mixed with sesame seeds makes a savory snack.

Cooking time
15 minutes
  • Nutrition information is for one serving.

Ingredients(Servings: 4)

20 cm (8 in.) piece


1-1/2 Tbsp

1/2 Tbsp

1 Tbsp

1 Tbsp

2/3 Tbsp


  1. Peel the burdock root and rinse, then cut into 5 cm (2 in.) long pieces; for fatter pieces, cut into thirds or quarters.
    Put the pieces in a mix of vinegar and water for two minutes.
  2. Place a handful of rice in water (to help absorb the bitterness from the burdock root) and bring to a boil.
    Add the burdock root and boil until soft enough to easily poke with a fork.
  3. Drain the burdock root and discard the rice.
    Then lay the burdock root on a cutting board and tap lightly a few times with a pestle, rolling pin, or back of a knife.
    Season with (A) and serve.