daikon

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Squid & Octopus

    ‘Kimu-Taku’ Miso Squid Rice Bowl

    ‘Kimu-Taku’ stands for ‘Kimuchi (Kimchi) and Takuan (Japanese Pickled Daikon) and you may interested in my fried rice dish ‘Kimu-Taku’ Rice. I stir-fried Squid, that is marinated in Miso sauce, with Kimchi and Takuan. If you love Kimchi and Takuan, this dish is irresistible. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 1 Squid Tube *about 150g1 tablespoon Miso …

  • Tofu Vegetables

    Fried Tofu Salad

    Tofu is becoming more popular as a plant-based protein. I use it quite often for many dishes. When Tofu is fried, outer parts become crunchy, and add extra texture and flavour. Fried Tofu is great for salads. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 200g Firm TofuSaltOil for cooking3 to 4 cupfuls Vegetables of your choice*Note: Today I …

  • Tofu Vegetables

    Simmered Daikon & Abura-age (Fried Thin Tofu)

    I am not vegetarian and I cook meat almost everyday as my husband loves meat. But I often prefer plant-based food. Today I cooked this ‘Simmered Daikon & Abura-age’ for myself. I ate it with freshly cooked rice, ‘Sunomono’ (vinegared vegetables) and miso soup. This kind of Japanese style meal is becoming more comforting for …

  • Vegetables

    Extra Crunchy Pickled Daikon

    ‘CRUNCH! CRUNCH!’, it makes a loud sound as you bite these pickled Daikon (White Radish). How to make it extra crunchy? You dehydrate Daikon before marinate. In the region where I grew up, whole Daikon radishes are tied on ropes and hung outdoor in the dry cold winter air to dry. Once they are wilted, …

  • Vegetables

    ‘Yukari’ Daikon

    ‘Yukari (ゆかり)’ is a Furikake (Rice Seasoning) made from Red Shiso Leaves. It can be used as a seasoning for a variety of dishes. This is one of them and it is super easy. Just mix Daikon (White Radish) and ‘Yukari’. You can add other vegetables such as Cucumber, Carrot, Lettuce, Onion, or etc. Makes …

  • Other Soup Vegetables

    Monk’s Vegan Soup ‘Kenchin-jiru’

    This soup is called ‘Kenchin-jiru’ in Japan. It is originally a Buddhist dish and vegan. Vegetable base stock, such as Shiitake Mushroom OR Kombu (Kelp), is used for this soup. It is commonly seasoned with Soy Sauce, but there are many variations these days. Some people prefer seasoning with Miso. Root vegetables are the main …

  • Tofu Vegetables

    Simmered Daikon & Fried Tofu

    Daikon (White Radish) was on special at a local green grocer. I couldn’t resist to purchase some. This dish is one of the dishes I often cook. Today I cooked Daikon with Fried Tofu. Many Australians don’t cook radishes and they don’t know that radishes are delicious when softly simmered, stewed or even stir-fried. Makes …

  • Vegetables

    ‘Fukujinduke’ Pickles

    ‘Fukujinzuke’ is a very popular condiment in Japan. Curries are often served with these crunchy pickles. The name of the pickles originates from the tale of ‘Seven Lucky Gods’ as some varieties of ‘Fukujinzuke’ are made with seven different vegetables. It is easy to make at home. Renkon (Lotus Root) might be impossible to find …

  • Chicken

    Chicken With Grated Daikon Sauce

    Finely grated Daikon (White Radish) has a resemblance to Sleet that is called ‘Mizore’ in Japanese. When meat or fish are cooked in a sauce with finely grated Daikon, the dish is called ‘Mizore-ni’ that literally means ‘cooked in the sleet’. This dish’s Japanese name is ‘Tori no Mizore-ni’, Chicken cooked in the Sleet. Makes …

  • Vegetables

    Soy Sauce Pickled Daikon

    In a Japanese style dinner, a small dish of pickled vegetables, ‘Tsuke-mono’ in Japanese, is commonly served. My mother and her mother both used to make a variety of pickled vegetables in very large containers. I haven’t inherited the culture. However, I make ‘Tsuke-mono’ in much smaller batches using much less Salt. Ingredients About 300g …

  • Beef Vegetables

    Braised Beef Shank, Daikon & Carrot

    When I cooked Italian ‘Osso Bucco’ on the other day, I realised that the Osso Bucco cuts from beef are the meat I used to use for ‘Oden’, a popular Nabe (Hot Pot) dish in Japan. The cuts are very flavourful and meltingly tender when braised. I am loving to cook Osso Bucco cuts in …

  • Egg Vegetables

    Simmered Daikon, Carrot & Egg

    This dish is commonly cooked with Meat, but boiled Eggs are also good. Fried firm Tofu with crispy outside is also good. Today I added Garlic and Toban Djan (Chili Bean Sauce) instead as Ginger, that is often used for this dish. You might be interested in my ‘Simmered Daikon, Carrot & Pork’ recipe as …

  • Mushrooms Vegetables

    Asian Mushrooms & Grated Daikon Ponzu Salad

    In Japan, ‘Daikon Oroshi’, snow-like finely grated Daikon radish, is often used for this type of dish, that is called ‘Oroshi-ae’. It is quite simple to prepare. Mix grated Daikon with other ingredients, that can be fresh or cooked. Asian mushrooms need to be cooked, but the method is up to you. You might wish …

  • Beef Vegetables

    Beef Steak With Grated Daikon & Ponzu

    White snow-like finely grated Daikon (White Radish) is called ‘Daikon Oroshi’ in Japanese. It can be used as a condiment and often added to sauces. This is a very popular way to enjoy Beef Steak in Japan. Daikon’s refreshing, spicy yet mildly sweet flavour is absolutely wonderful with oily meat. Have you tried it yet? …

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