daikon

  • 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 …

  • Sea Vegetables Vegetables

    Kombu (Kelp) Cucumber Daikon Salad

    A store of Daiso has opened in a shopping centre near my house recently. If you are interested in Japanese culture, you must know Daiso. Daiso stores sell a great variety of Japanese products all at one price $2.80 each in Australia. They sell some cooking ingredients and ‘Shredded Kombu (Kelp)’ is one of them. …

  • Vegetables

    Daikon & Rocket Salad with Sesame Dressing

    The rocket that is growing in my veggie garden has very bitter peppery flavour. That’s why I blanched the rocket to milden the flavour, but blanching is also good to reduce the volume of it. We can eat more so that we can take more nutrients from the green. If you use Baby Rocket leaves, …

  • 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 so similar to Soy Beans in taste …

  • 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 …