This dish can be prepared and served as a rice topper. It is made with beef or pork cooked with ginger and gobo, and then simmered in mirin and soy sauce until the meat completely absorbs the sauces. The end product is sweet and savory. The meat will come out either soft or crunchy depending on the fat content – fattier marbled meat yields a crispier result.
Gobo Root, also known as burdock root, is a root vegetable that is available all year round. It as a unique woody flavor and is often shaved and used to season white rice.
When serving over rice you can top with sesame, mitsuba (Japanese parsley), cilantro, tarragon or your favorite herb.
If you like white rice but want to give it a kick, give this awesome dish a try!