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Simmered Daikon Radish (Vegan/Gluten-free)


Today I introduce you to “How to Cook Simmered Daikon Radish”. 

If you are a little bit tired of eating vegetables, you should try this. 


It is delicious, flavorful and low in calories. It has a soft and juicy texture. It is way too good, so I can’t stop eating once I dig in!

Daikon is high in vitamins, minerals, fiber and so on. Also it is easy to digest, so we traditionally eat daikon with other green vegetables and rice porridge after new year’s (we eat a lot of big meals around New Years).


This recipe is very easy and the dish can be stored in the refrigerator for a maximum of 3 days.


In my meals, I always have rice, soup and some various side dishes which I make ahead of time. This is an incredibly healthy dish but you need other nutrition as well. This dish can be the main dish for me, but it  actually has the nutrition of a side dish.

Here is the cooking video on my YouTube channel:


Peel and cut daikon. Simmer with the seasonings for 20 minutes. That’s it!!

I use a knife to peel daikon. This is because daikon has thick fiber under its peel. The fiber doesn’t cook through easily so if you leave it, the final texture is not as good as if you peel it.


Ingredients (servings 2)
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8~10-inch-length Daikon Radish

2 cups Dashi Stock (any kind)

2 Tbsp. Cooking Sake

2 Tbsp. Soy Sauce REDUCED SODIUM [Gluten Free] (Organic)

1 Tbsp. Eden Mirin, Rice Cooking Wine

Sliced fresh Ginger to taste

Detailed and visual instructions can be found in the recipe PDF: Simmered Daikon Radish


Author: fravitch

We have two blogs: One is a recipe blog "Your Home for Homemade Japanese Food". Another is about my husband's book "Accidental Samurai".

20 thoughts on “Simmered Daikon Radish (Vegan/Gluten-free)

  1. I love daikon radish, so this recipe is one I’ll have to check out for sure. Thank you!

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  2. We make salad with fresh peeled Daikon radish and carrots, I thought it would be too hard, but it was not, it gets better with storage as some fermentation takes place. Sea salt and black pepper are used for seasoning.

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  3. This sounds good—I like that it’s low in calories, too! 🙂

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  4. Looks super delicious!! Thanks for the instructions and recipe:D

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  5. Eating vegetables is always my priority. Your dish looks delicious!!

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  7. The dish looks delicious, I’m gonna try. The video was very nice. May I know the equipment used for shooting. Thanks in advance.

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  8. Thank you for following my blog. I look forward to reading yours.

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