daikon

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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? …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Simmered Daikon, Carrot & Pork

    On the other day when I was trying to cook ‘Simmered Daikon’ for dinner, I found there was not enough Daikon. I needed more something, so I added Carrots and also Pork for my meat-loving husband. The result was amazingly great, and my family liked it better than Daikon only version. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Daikon Cucumber Tuna Salad

    When I buy canned tuna, I choose tuna in brine or spring water. Tuna in olive oil tastes lovely but I don’t want to let the oil go into the drainage. That’s why I came up to this recipe. Please choose good quality and sustainable canned tuna. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients Daikon 10cm *about 150gContinental …

  • Pork Vegetables

    Simmered Daikon & Pork Belly

    This dish used to look like this dish. I used to always cut Daikon and Pork Belly into large chunky pieces. It takes quite long time to cook until those chunky pieces get tender. Pressure cooker method is good, but I really didn’t want to bother on the other day. What I did was slicing …

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