Ueong Jorim – Candied Burdock Root

우엉 조림
Ueong 우엉 (Greater Burdock) is a root that is very crisp and has a sweet, mild, and pungent flavor. The braised dish is a delicious offering that combines sweet, savory, and salty elements, and is a great addition to any meal.


1/2 pound burdock root

1 ounce ginger root

6 cloves garlic

2 tablespoons sesame oil

1 cup anchovy stock *

3 teaspoons brown sugar

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 teaspoons mulyeot (malt syrup)

1 teaspoon roasted whole sesame seed

Anchovy Stock

4 each dried anchovies

1 piece Kelp (2 X 2 Inch)


Anchovy Stock

  • Rinse the kelp in cold water.
  • Place kelp and anchovies in a small bowl and cover with 1 cup water.
  • Soak for fifteen minutes.
  • Pour the soak water and the kelp/anchovies into a small sauce pan.
  • Bring to boil over high heat, then simmer over medium low for ten minutes.
  • Remove from heat and strain out the anchovies and kelp. Discard the solids.


  • Wash in cold water, then peel.
  • Thin slice along the length of the root (about 1/8 inch thick). If the roots are long, cut them in half or thirds crosswise before slicing.
  • Cut the slices into “matchsticks”. (about 1/8inch thick)


  • Peel if needed, Rinse in cold water.
  • Fine chop (mince) the garlic.


  • Peel the ginger, rinse in cold water, then grate or fine chop (mince).


  • Lightly oil a stir fry pan, heat over medium heat for a couple minutes, then add the ginger and garlic. Cook about 2 minutes.
  • Add the cut burdock root and fry foe about 5 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add the soy sauce, anchovy broth, sesame oil, and brown sugar to the stir fry pan, reduce heat to medium low, cover and cook for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is nearly gone.
  • Uncover and add the mulyeot, cook for another five minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let cool for several minutes.
  • Lightly sprinkle with sesame seed, and serve warm, or refrigerate for later use.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Serving size: About  2 ounces.

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Amount Per Serving

Calories 74.07

Calories From Fat (33%) 24.63

Calories From Protein (20%) 14.96

Calories From Carbohydrates (47%) 34.48

Calories From Alcohol (0%) 0

% Daily Value

Total Fat 2.78g 4%

Saturated Fat 0.4g 2%

Monounsaturated Fat 0.99g

Polyunsaturated Fat 1.11g

Trans Fatty Acids 0g

Cholesterol 29.34mg 10%

Sodium 264.82mg 11%

Potassium 120.07mg 3%

Total Carbohydrates 8.9g 3%

Fiber 0.46g 2%

Sugar 2.71g

Sugar Alcohols 0g

Net Carbohydrates 8.44g

Protein 3.75g 8%

Vitamin A 2.05IU <1%

Vitamin C 1.04mg 2%

Calcium 59.44mg 6%

Iron 0.36mg 2%

Vitamin E 0.25mg 2%

Vitamin D 4.59IU 1%

Thiamin 0.01mg <1%

Riboflavin 0.02mg 1%

Niacin 0.77mg 4%

Vitamin B6 0.09mg 4%

Folate 11.76mcg 3%

Vitamin B12 0.48mcg 8%

Pantothenic Acid 0.14mg 1%

Vitamin K 1.78mcg 2%

Phosphorus 91.57mg 9%

Magnesium 22.26mg 6%

Zinc 0.37mg 2%

Copper 0.04mg 2%

Manganese 0.11mg 5%

Selenium 0.6mcg <1%

Alcohol 0g

Caffeine 0mg

Water 38.84g 0%

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