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By analogy from 坂田金平, a puppet show character of the early Edo Period known for his strength, stubbornness, and valor, due to the strength and stubbornness of burdock, traditionally the main ingredient in kinpira.


金平 ‎(hiragana きんぴら, romaji kinpira)

  1. a Japanese dish that involves sauteing and simmering root vegetables such as carrot, burdock root, and/or lotus root
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