The Daikon Radish is a long, white, slender vegetable that is widely used throughout Asia. The word Daikon comes from two Japanese words: dai (meaning large) and kon (meaning root). This is an extremely versatile vegetable that can be eaten raw in salads or cut into strips or chips for relish trays. It also can be stir-fried, grilled, baked, boiled or broiled. Use the daikon as you would a radish. It may be served raw in salads or grated for use as a condiment (if you don’t have a Japanese-style grater, use a cheese grater and grate just before serving), pickled, or simmered in a soup. They are also preserved by salting as in making sauerkraut. Daikon also is used in soups and simmered dishes.
7 Ways to Enjoy Daikon Radish
Asian-Flavored Beet and Daikon Salad