Daikon Radish

@krebstar5 (1266)
United States
June 26, 2007 8:35am CST
This weekend I bought some diakon radish at the supermarket. It was pretty inexpensive, so I thought that I would give it a try. The problem is that there is just so much of it. I've made a few different pickles out of it, but I seem to have run out of ideas of what to do with it. Does anyone have any good ideas or recipes for what you can do with daikon radish?
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@raenie (705)
• Philippines
26 Jun 07
Just a couple of ideas...how about using daikon (grated) in a couple of sauces? One suggestion is for tempura sauce...do you eat this japanese fried dish? it's deep-fried coated in a batter (maybe be seafood like shrimp, squid, or white fish & veggies like carrots & onions or sweet potatoes)--then the sauce is a mixture of light soy sauce, a tad of grated ginger, grated radish to taste as well as sugar)--this is honestly one of my favorite dishes... The other sauce idea is for a vietnamese spring roll--the deep fried spring roll may be your choice of filling like chicken (& normally a mubg bean noodles that are cut up are also in the filling together with bean sprouts & string beans) then your sauce is a mixture of grated carrots & daikon (maybe 60/40 proprtion), and then seasoned with lemon juice & fish sauce & a tad of sugar, just so the sweet, sour & salty are melded together... am sorry if my recipe aren't measured--hehe don't usually cook with measurements, just by feel most of the time, hope you understand! sure do hope that I'm able to help somewhat...happy cooking!
@krebstar5 (1266)
• United States
27 Jun 07
Thanks raenie. These are also great ideas! I never though of using the radish as a condiment for other foods. Also, I love tempura and spring rolls. Thanks again. I can't wait to go into the kitchen and experiment.
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@raenie (705)
• Philippines
29 Jun 07
You're very much welcome, krebstar5 =) do let me know how your experiment with these condiments came out =)One thing about daikon that we haven't been successful with is pickling it--you know those yellow things in sushi, called takwan? The japanese have a special way of doing it but I so love the taste of it in sushi or maybe just a kani salad...hehe I guess in some cases, I better leave it to the experts! ;) Anyhow, happy cooking!
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@raenie (705)
• Philippines
17 Sep 07
wow, thanks so much for the best response, krebstar =) it sure is a very nice surprise-- I don't regularly check my best responses & to my delight I got one for my response to this =) thanks again & I sure do hope that your experiments with daikon were successes! =)
@twilight021 (2060)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I found this recipe for a Radish Salad. 1 bunch watermelon radishes or one medium daikon radish 2 tablespoons rice or balsamic vinegar (or a combination) 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1 teaspoon sugar 2 teaspoons sesame oil 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped Wash and julienne radishes. They can be peeled or not as you like. I often use a mandoline to do the julienne-ing, or you can grate them. Mix together the rest of the ingredients and dress the radishes with the dressing. Also check out this link, for "simmered Daikon" http://www.sushiandtofu.com/recipes/recipes_simmeredDaikon_0308.htm With all that Radish you must feel like a Fraggle!
@krebstar5 (1266)
• United States
26 Jun 07
Hmmm, that might be a really nice summer side dish. I also like the idea of grating the radish. Thanks for the recipe.
@castleghost (1304)
• United States
26 Jun 07
Have you ever had daikon fries? A friend of mine was on the Atkins diet so she would use the daikon radish to make fries. All you need to do is slice the diakon like you would a potato, dip it in an egg that you slightly beaten. Then dip it some crushed pork rinds. Deep fry like you would french fries.
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@krebstar5 (1266)
• United States
26 Jun 07
I've never heard of this. What an interesting idea. Did you ever try it? I'm curious to know if they are any good. Wow, I think I might just have to make these, even if just for the sake of my curiosity.
@gypsygoth (244)
• Philippines
13 Jul 07
umm isn't the name Daikon radish a bit redundant? because daikon already means radish in japanese ^^; just a thought radish kimchi is good if you're into spicey pickled stuff :D
@krebstar5 (1266)
• United States
13 Jul 07
Yes, it's like Shrimp Scampi. Scampi already means shrimp in italian (well, actually a type of prawn). So you're saying Shrimp Shrimp. I think that is just one of those things that happens when another culture picks up the food and needs to differentiate it from other radishes.
• Philippines
13 Jul 07
lol yeah much like how we filipinos often say pizza pie XD pickled radish is good :