Daikon

(DIE kuhn) A long, carrot-shaped, white, Japanese radish. Daikons range from 6 to 15 inches in length with an average diameter of 2 to 3 inches. The daikon's flesh is juicy and white with a mildly spicy, radishlike flavor.

Recipes

  1. Braised Short Ribs with Daikon and Glass Noodles

    These tender short ribs are served in an intense broth made sweet with mirin and brown sugar and dark with soy sauce and sherry. "This is a variation of a Korean dish called kalbi tang," Sang Yoon says.

  2. Sunny Raw Nori Rolls

    Blended, soaked sunflower seeds replace cooked rice in these colorful veggie rolls. Collard leaves add firmness and keep the rolls from getting soggy. For the filling, you can substitute your favorite raw veggies, including jicama, radish, daikon , burdock, or even raw pickles!

  3. Vegetable Spring Rolls

    Translucent rice paper wraps up a mixture of zestfully spiced Daikon radishes, jalapeno peppers, carrots, and cucumbers for this Asian-inspired appetizer recipe.

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Articles

  1. Bánh Mì – More Than a Sandwich

    Fri, 15 Jan 2016

    I’ll never forget my first real bánh mì. It was here in San Francisco, at a place called Saigon Sandwich, and I remember thinking to myself, this just isn’t one of the best sandwiches I’ve ever had to eat, but one of the best things, period. Not only do we get amazing contrasts in flavor, and texture, but also the temperature difference between the crisp, warm, meat-filled roll, and cool, crunchy vegetables, makes this so much fun to eat. By the way, the secret sauce should be just sweet enough to temporarily put out the fire from the sriracha and jalapenos. Which reminds me, everything here is “to taste.” The amounts below are just guidelines, and by guidelines, I mean guesses. If you’re not into our roasted 5-spice pork for this sandwich, you can pretty much use any of your favorite sandwich ingredients. Ham is great, as is smoked turkey, and while I’ve not tried it yet, I bet many of our grilled chicken breast recipes would be stellar here. Just don’t forget the pate! I prefer the smooth, buttery type of pate, and you don’t have to get to fancy. That one from the cheese shop, made with pork and chicken livers is just fine. Stay tuned for the French rolls video coming soon, and at some point very soon, I hope you give this a try. Enjoy! Ingredients for one Bánh Mì: 1 crusty French sandwich roll 3 tablespoons secret sauce (mayo, seasoned to taste with hoisin sauce, and sriracha) 4 ounces roasted pork 2 ounces smooth pate 1/2 cup *pickled daikon and carrot 1/4 cup cilantro leaves 6-7 jalapeno slices 6 thin spears English cucumber * To make the pickled daikon and carrot, use equal parts and toss in enough seasoned rice vinegar to coat well. Let sit for 15-20 minutes, or until the veggies get slightly limp. Drain and use, or refrigerate. If using regular vinegar, add a pinch of salt and sugar.

  2. Better Than Takeout: Meatball Banh Mi

    Mon, 3 Aug 2015

    sandwich would be a mere imitation of a restaurant banh mi if the veggies weren’t pickled Vietnamese-style. So, I julienned daikon , carrot, and cucumber and quick pickled them in rice vinegar. You can prepare these the day before or pull them together

  3. Vietnamese-Style Banh Mi Burgers

    Tue, 6 May 2014

    right? Quick pickles are one of my go-to ways to brighten up a meal and a favorite component of banh mi . Typically daikon is a part of the mix but this recipe calls only for carrot , which is helpful if that’s all you have in the fridge or all

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Videos

  1. What is Banh Mi Counter Intelligence

    Thu, 11 Jul 2013

    Bánh mí is like a sandwich but, instead of lettuce and tomato Bánh mí has distinctive asian flavors layered on:pickled daikon radish and carrots, sliced fresh chilies, cilantro and seasonings like sriracha chili sauce and fish sauce. Bánh mí It's

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    sandwich but, instead of lettuce and tomato Bánh mí has distinctive asian flavors layered on:pickled daikon radish and carrots, sliced fresh chilies, cilantro and seasonings like sriracha chili sauce and fish sauce. Bánh mí It's a masterpiece of flavors and textures! And
  2. What is Kimchi-Counter Intelligence

    Thu, 11 Jul 2013

    yourself. Traditionally, it was made in a clay pot with the same vegetables used today! Like napa cabbage, scallions, and daikon radish. Also added: fish sauce. And red chilies! (It can get spicy). A touch of ginger, garlic, and sugar. The was

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    pot with the same vegetables used today! Like napa cabbage, scallions, and daikon radish. Also added: fish sauce. And red chilies! (It can get spicy). A touch of ginger, garlic, and sugar. The was sealed

Food Blogs We Love

  1. Pressure Cooker Chinese Sausage with Brown Rice

    Fri, 8 Jan 2016

    dishes. Dried shrimp is popular in many Chinese dishes – we use it to provide a base flavor for soups, like this Chinese Daikon Pork Soup. You might have had dried shrimp in dishes like Chinese sticky rice, fried rice, braised cabbage. You might find them whole in your stir fry or soup, or minced up in fried rice. Think of dried shrimp as a flavor enhancer, providing briny note

  2. Day of Celebration

    Sat, 9 Mar 2013

    condiment I would buy by the jarful if only the would package it. Daikon Soup may not sound like much on paper, but the surprisingly ..... perfectly hit the spot. Concealed by a thin sheet of simmered daikon , a single piece of wheat gluten shaped like an ume blossom stood out

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