daikon

  • 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 150g …

  • 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 …

  • Vegetables

    Daikon Whole-grain Mustard Salad

    ‘Daikon Carrot Namasu’ is one of my all time favourite ‘ae-mono’, a type of salad. The sweet and sour dressing goes very well with Daikon. Whole-grain mustard can add extra flavour to the sweet and sour dressing. You may wish to add some other vegetables such as Cucumber, Carrot, Mizuna or Sprouts. The traditional Japanese …

  • Vegetables

    Simmered Daikon

    Daikon Radish is so sweet and juicy when in season. I often cook this dish, sometimes with fish or beef, but Daikon itself is very nice. Many Australians don’t cook radishes, but they are so beautiful when simmered, stewed or even stir-fried. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Daikon 400 to 500g *about 16cm if large one …

  • Vegetables

    Furofuki Daikon

    In Japan, there are some seasonal dishes which are almost iconic. This dish is one of them. ‘Furofuki Daikon’ is a classic winter dish. Very simple to cook but it takes time to simmer daikon absolutely tender. It is traditionally served with sweet miso sauce. You can use white miso, dark colour miso or whatever …

  • Beans & Peas Vegetables

    Pickled Soy Beans

    I bought a bag of Black Beans from an Asian grocery store and have found out they are different from the ones available from ordinary supermarket stores. Black Turtle Beans are commonly called just ‘Black Beans’ in Australia, but what I bought from the Asian grocery store are similar to Soy Beans in taste and …

  • Vegetables

    Wombok & Daikon ‘Asazuke’

    ‘Asazuke’ is a Japanese pickling method characterized by its short preparation time. The term can also refer to the vegetables pickled in this manner. Commonly used vegetables are Daikon, Wombok, Cucumbers, or other salad vegetables. Asazuke is usually prepared by rubbing the cut vegetables with salt and ginger, sliced kombu or chili. Typical Japanese style …

  • Vegetables

    Daikon & Rocket Salad

    At the end of last summer, I sowed Rocket (Rucola) seeds in my veggie gardens. Through the very wet Autumn, my rockets have been grown so well and now we have to eat them. This is my accidental invention using my ‘Creamy Sesame Dressing’. The accidental part was that I had a piece of Parmesan …

  • Beef Vegetables

    Off-Cut Beef & Daikon ‘Nimono’

    Probably this is one of my family’s favourite Japanese dinner menus. Off-cut Beef is cheap and tasty. Once you cooked it long enough, it wouldn’t be tough and chewy at all. Try this dish and find out how tasty the Daikon (white radish) could be. Serve with freshly cooked rice and enjoy the melting texture …

  • Vegetables

    Daikon & Carrot ‘Namasu’

    ’Namasu’ is vinegared vegetables and most commonly Daikon and Carrot are used because of their joyful red & white colours. There must be some different recipes for this dish, but my family’s recipe is simple. I sometimes have a craving for this refreshing dish when I am very tired. Makes 2 to 4 Servings Ingredients …

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