This is another dish from The Japanese Kitchen.
This is the first time I tried cooking with burdock, or gobo in Japanese. Pcitured here as the greyish oval shaped vegetable on the surface of my soup. I got this from Cold Storage's Japanese section for $3.90/stick (and it is a really, really long stick!). I think this root vegetable is an acquired taste. It had a rough texture and a somewhat earthy taste to it. Imagine biting on a piece of ginseng root. Kept overnight, the taste is slightly less detectable.
A hearty soup to warm the tummy on a rainy night with lots of vegetables.