Daikon (White Radish) was on special at a local green grocer. I couldn’t resist to purchase some. This dish is one of the dishes I often cook. Today I cooked Daikon with Fried Tofu. Many Australians don’t cook radishes and they don’t know that radishes are delicious when softly simmered, stewed or even stir-fried.


4 Servings


400g Daikon *1 medium size
1 small piece Ginger *sliced into fine strips
Water *enough to cover Daikon pieces
1/2 teaspoon Dashi Powder
1 tablespoon Sugar
3 tablespoons Soy Sauce
2 tablespoons Mirin
1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
400g Fried Tofu *cut into bite-size pieces

  1. Slice Daikon about 2cm thick. Remove skin and cut them in half if large.
  2. Place Fried Tofu in a colander and pour over very hot water to remove excess oil. Cut into bite-size pieces if large.
  3. Place Daikon and Ginger in a saucepan, add Water just enough to cover, and add Dashi Powder. You can use your home-made dashi stock for this.
  4. Add seasoning ingredients, place Tofu pieces on top, and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to medium low, cover with lid, and cook for 20 to 30 minutes.
  5. When Daikon pieces are soft, remove the lid, and cook over medium heat, occasionally tossing, until the liquid is almost gone.