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.
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
- Slice Daikon about 2cm thick. Remove skin and cut them in half if large.
- Place Fried Tofu in a colander and pour over very hot water to remove excess oil. Cut into bite-size pieces if large.
- 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.
- 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.
- When Daikon pieces are soft, remove the lid, and cook over medium heat, occasionally tossing, until the liquid is almost gone.