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.


4 Servings


Daikon 300 to 400g
Carrots 2
Ginger 1 small piece *sliced into fine strips
Water *enough to cover vegetables
Pork 400 to 500g *I used Scotch fillets
Sugar 2 tablespoons
Soy Sauce 4 tablespoons
Mirin 2 tablespoons
Sesame Oil 1 teaspoon *for flavour

  1. Remove skin & cut Daikon about 1-2cm thickness. Cut in half if large. Cut Carrots and Pork into chunky pieces.
  2. Place Daikon, Carrot and Ginger in a large saucepan or pot, add Water just enough to cover. Bring to the boil over high heat and reduce the heat to simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Add seasoning ingredients and Pork, and bring back to the boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover with lid and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove the lid and cook over medium heat until the liquid is almost gone.