Burdock Kinpira (Gobo)
Cut the burdock root to desired thickness.
.Put the burdock root pieces in a bowl with enough water to cover, and let soak for a few minutes. Repeat again.
Pat the burdock root dry with kitchen or paper towels.
Add the burdock root and saute beiefly, tossing to coat the pieces with oil.
Add chili peppers and toss.
Add the sugar, mirin and soy sauce and about 1/2 cup of water.