‘Namasu’ is a Japanese dish of vegetables, most commonly Daikon and Carrot, that is seasoned with Salt, Sugar and Vinegar. I often crave for ‘Namasu’, particularly when I am physically tired. Today I didn’t have Daikon, so I used Cabbage. I added other vegetables as well. It’s ended up a coleslaw, but in the same ‘Namasu’ flavour.


4 to 6 Servings


1/6 Cabbage
1/2 to 1 Carrot
1 stalk Celery
*Note: Prepare these vegetables about 300g in total
1/4 Onion *optional, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 & 1/2 tablespoons Sugar
3 tablespoons Rice Vinegar

  1. Slice Cabbage about 3-4mm. Celery should be thinly sliced diagonally. Peel and slice Carrot into 2 to 3mm thin strips. I usually use a slicer. If you cut by knife, slice them diagonally 2 to 3mm thin, then cut into 2 to 3mm strips. You may wish to add thinly sliced Onion as well.
  2. Place all the vegetables in a mixing bowl. In a small bowl, mix Salt, Sugar and Vinegar, add it to the vegetables. Mix well to combine evenly, then set aside for 15-30 minutes. Mix well again before you serve.