Japanese Gobo (Burdock Root) Salad Recipe

Gobo Salad is one of my favorite Japanese side dishes. I usually get this at convenience stores such add 711, lawson in Japan. Most convenience stores have Gobo Salad at the salad section. I usually have this with eggs sandwich or onigiri or just itself for a midnight snack! It's such a perfect midnight snack because it's not heavy at all ;)

I've been looking for fresh burdock for such a long time and I finally got it at a decent price :) I was so happy that I found burdock so I can make Gobo salad. It's really easy to make and taste so light and healthy but yummy!

Gobo Salad

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 2


• 50g burdock (julienne)
• 20g carrot (julienne)
• 3 Tbsp mayonnaise
• 1 Tbsp of mirin
• 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce
• 1/2 Tbsp sesame oil
• 1 tsp sesame seeds



1. Wash the burdock thoroughly and julienne. As soon as you cut the burdock, soak it in cold water for about 10 minutes.




2. In a small pot boil 500ml of water, as the water boil add julienned burdock and boil it for 1 minute over medium heat. After 1 minute add julienned carrot and cook 1 more minute together.


3. Drain the water, put them in a strainer. Wait till it cools down.
4. In a medium bowl add cooked burdock and carrot, mayonnaise, mirin, soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds. Mix well together. Keep it in the fridge for up to 5 days.


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