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Feb 15, 2012 10:13 AM

Anyone cook daikon?

I always have used raw daikon in my salad. I love it, but I've been wondering if anyone has ever cooked it....and if

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  1. At its very simplest, I think daikon makes a wonderful braise with soy sauce, mirin, sake, dashi, kombu seaweed and a little sugar. Those few ingredients transform daikon into a sweet and slightly peppery side. You can grate it and fry it somewhat like a latke or if you don't mind it as a background player, It goes well with beef in stewed dishes.

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    1. re: JungMann

      Very similar to what JungMann suggests, I followed the recipe above a couple weeks ago and it was delicious.

    2. It is great in braises and stews. Galbi Jjim in particular but works well in Western style dishes also other Radish varietals work well too.
      Grilling radishes is delicious as well. It slightly softens and sweetens them.

      1. Oh yeah It goes great in Brothy soups too.

        1. Daikon is amazing in fish stew/soups. The flavors really work together. My favorite is the korean Jorim preparation with mackerel with pepper flakes and soy. This is my personal favorite way to eat radish - it's the best part of the dish.

          Here's a sample recipe:

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          1. re: joonjoon

            O! Thank you for that link, joonjoon! The recipe looks great! I will try it soon!

          2. As others have said, soups, stews, and braises.