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Yanagawa-nabe (Kazusa Wagyu)
Yanagawa-nabe is simmered loach and burdock bound together with egg. This menu is prepared with the use of beef instead of loach. Burdock and beef complement each other well. The tender texture of Kazusa Wagyu matches the refreshing crispy texture of the burdock.

[Ingredients] For four servings

14 oz (400g) Kazusa Wagyu short loin in 1/8 in. (3mm) thick slices

2 sticks of burdock

8 eggs

Some mitsuba (Japanese honeywort)

2 cup (480cc) dashi (Japanese soup stock)

4 tbsp (60cc) light soy sauce

4 tbsp (60cc) mirin (sweet cooking rice wine)

Some sugar

Powdered sansho (Japanese pepper) as needed

(1) Whittle burdock and soak in water to remove the coarse taste.
(2) Cut mitsuba in about 1 in. (2-3cm) length.
(3) Put dashi, soy sauce, mirin and sugar in a pan over heat. When it starts boiling, add the burdock.
(4) Reduce heat before the burdock is cooked to too soft a texture. Place beef in the pan like covering the burdock.
(5) When the beef turns slightly pink, evenly pour in lightly beaten egg. Remove from heat, add the mitsuba and sprinkle on powdered sahsho.
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Whittling burdock
Powdering the starch prevents the meat from shaking loose from the vegetables. By applying the starch on the surface of the rolls as well, the sauce will be dressed evenly, making the surface look glossy.
Kazusa Wagyu (Japanese Black) Produced in: Chiba Prefecture
Kazusa Wagyu is raised on the high-quality feed and good water of Chiba Prefecture, which contains iodine. Light fat content with a low melting point is a characteristic of its meat. Kazusa Wagyu is a beef with a light, refreshing taste that one does not tire of even when eating until full.