Burdock is said to have various nutritional properties, but the texture really isn't appealing. No matter how you cook it, it always feels like tree roots. Even when you cut it you feel like you're cutting the bark of a young tree. So, it's all I can do to comfort myself at dinner: I eat bark, but digest its nutrition. :-P I can't guarantee that it really suits you, and I certainly don't recommend it to people with bad digestion. Though it must be good for those who want to lose weight!
Yields 1 serving
1 stick of burdock, thinly sliced
3 or 4 stalks of Chinese celery, sliced
1 Tbsp olive oil
3 cloves of garlics, crushed
1/2 tsp salt
1. Heat the oil in the pan, add the garlic and salt. Fry until fragrant.
2. Add celery and burdock, continue frying for 5 minutes.
Serve with 25% organic barley rice! ^_^
Sichuanese native and Chengdu resident Annie blogs about her adventures in cooking vegetarian meals, adapting recipes from around the world. Recently she has translated some of her favorite posts into English for GoChengdoo readers to enjoy. The original, Chinese-language version of this post can be viewed here. Photo by Annie Chen.