Kimpira Gobo

     1 lb gobo, shredded or cut into matchsticks

     3 c water

     1 tbsp vinegar

     1 tsp salt


     1 tbsp (or more) dried shrimp

     3 tbsp shoyu

     3 tbsp sugar

     3 tbsp sake

     1 chili pepper, seeds removed

Combine water, vinegar, and salt.  As soon as gobo is shredded or cut, place in water mixture.  Drain.  Heat oil in a skillet.  Add dried shrimp and saute a few minutes.  Add gobo and remaining ingredients.  Stir-fry until all liquid is absorbed.