When I am mentally or physically very tired, I often have a craving for a dish called ‘Namasu’ that is vinegared vegetables and most commonly Daikon and Carrot are used. When I didn’t have Daikon, I used Red Cabbage instead. The result was really refreshing, and very pretty as well.


2 to 4 Servings


Red Cabbage 1/6 *about 200g
Carrot 1 *about 100g
Salt 1/2 teaspoon
Rice Vinegar 2 tablespoons
Sugar 1 tablespoon
Toasted Sesame Seeds

  1. Thinly slice Red Cabbage.
  2. 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.
  3. Mix Vinegar, Sugar and Salt, add vegetables and mix well. Set aside for about ten minutes to let it well seasoned. Sprinkle some Toasted Sesame Seeds on top and serve.