What is a Daikon Radish? Well, it’s an oblong Asian radish that’s white and (kind of) looks like a larger parsnip. They have a less pungent aroma than the small red ones. You can eat them raw or cooked and they have a neutral taste which is mild, slightly sweet, and slightly bitter. They taste great pickled, raw, and cooked with various other flavors. That’s why we put together this collection of Daikon Radish Recipes so you can try all the different variations! 

Daikon radishes are in season in the winter and are native to East Asia. People eat them raw in salads, slaws, or thinly sliced pickled (the combination of daikon and carrots). They are also popular as a low carb French fry substitute! More popular recipe ideas for daikon radishes include: stir frys, soups, tempura, spiralized noodles, and so much more. They are crunchy, zesty, refreshing, and packed with digestive enzymes, calcium, and minerals. When picking one out look for one with daikon leaves that look fresh and green if possible. The perfect radish should also have firm and smooth skin with minimal pores. Now let’s take a look at these delicious Daikon Radish Recipes! 

1 Spicy Roasted Daikon Radish French Fries

These Spicy Roasted Daikon Radish French Fries are the perfect potato substitute. These radishes are full of Asian flavors and are crisped to perfection. The caramelization is next level delicious. So if you’re interested in a unique daikon radish snack look no further! While they don’t match the flavor and texture to French fries exactly, you will still love them. Featuring flavors such as fresh ginger, chili paste, tamari, soy sauce and grapeseed oil! A pinch of sugar and salt won’t hurt either! 

2 Daikon Carrot Salad with Sesame Ginger Dressing 

Fresh daikon recipes like this salad with carrots and sesame ginger dressing are really good for your health! Not to mention how delicious they are! No boring lettuce needed this time, just delicious ribbons of daikon radish and carrots. This Carrot and Daikon Salad is an excellent side for when you’re bored of the same leafy lettuce salads. It has a really lovely crunch from the hearty carrots and daikon radish. No need to drench it in dressing either, a little goes a long way. 

3 Daikon Radish Pancakes

Daikon Radish Pancakes are light, chewy, crispy, and fluffy. Yes, this vegan snack will delight everyone at the table. You only need 3 simple ingredients too! All you need is daikon radish, all-purpose flour, and water. The perfect daikon’s for this recipe are salted and squeezed dry like zucchini noodles are. Key ingredients include: 1 cup daikon radish that are grated and squeezed dry, 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup room temperature water, and 1/2 teaspoon salt, for drawing out the moisture.

4 Korean Spicy Daikon Radish Salad (무생채) 

Daikon recipes like this Korean Spicy Radish Salad (무생채) are the perfect side dish! Add it to a large main course like bibimbap! The best part is that it only takes 15 minutes to whip up. Daikon radish is a much loved vegetable in Japanese and Korean cuisine. It is a popular ingredient in salads, soups, and pickled mixes. Like this spicy Korean salad which is also called musaengchae or moochae in Korean! 

5 Chinese Braised Daikon Radish 

Chinese Braised Daikon Radish is ready in under 30 minutes and it’s made using one pot! You can make it in a flash and have it on the table in no time at all. Choose your favorite protein like pork, chicken, fish, tofu, or something else! That’s right, 15 minutes of hands-on work and you’re ready to go. You will need the following ingredients: 1 pound ground meat such as beef, pork, chicken, or turkey! Also Doubanjiang (Spicy Fermented Bean Paste), 2 pounds of daikon radish, and a handful of herbs and spices. 

6 Easy Pan-Fried Daikon Radish Bun–Luo Bo Si Bing 

This Easy Pan-Fried Daikon Radish Bun is also known as Luo Bo Si Bing in Chinese. It is a traditional snack or breakfast recipe that is very popular. Featuring grated daikon radish mixed with flour and various herbs and seasonings. They are then pan-fried until golden and crispy on the outside. This dish is SO delicious and flavourful! You can add some toasted sesame seeds on top for a crunchy texture. 

7 Easy Daikon Radish In Miso Broth

Daikon Radish Recipes in miso broth is such an easy and nutritious light meal or snack! This recipe has changed the way I think of Daikon as an ingredient! It is very easy and straightforward resulting in a meaty, savory, and juicy soup. You can bulk it up with lots of meat or other protein. You can add chickpeas, tofu, shrimp, and more. Miso broth tastes delicious combined with the radish too. 

8 Braised Daikon Radish Daikon Nimono 

Try Braised Daikon Radish Daikon Nimono! It takes 2 hrs and 40 mins total and is well worth the time. Nimono is the term for simmered and braised dishes in Japanese! Furthermore it is a traditional cooking method where ingredients are simmered or boiled in a seasoned broth! Nimono dishes are a staple of Japanese home-cooked meals especially in the colder months. This cooking style is delicious with daikon radish. 

9 Vegan Daikon Radish Cake 

Daikon radish is in season during winter which is perfect for celebrating Chinese New Year. This radish cake recipe is perfect with cured meats, dried shrimp, shiitake mushrooms, shallots, and green onions. Vegan daikon radish cakes are great without meat using shredded radish, rice flour, oil, shallots, carrots, and onions. You will also need sea salt, ground white pepper, hoisin sauce, and hot sauce- yum! 

10 Air Fryer Daikon Fries 

Air Fryer Daikon Fries are healthier than deep fried ones. These radish fries have a clean crispy flavor too! When choosing the right daikon radish look for one that is firm, clean, and does not have cuts or tears in the skin. You can use a little bit of olive oil or just non-stick cooking spray. As for spices, use whatever you like, but a dash of salt and pepper tastes lovely. 

11 Pickled Daikon Radish Recipe 

If you have leftover daikons just whip up some pickled radishes in a tasty brine! It only takes 10 minutes to prepare them. It’s a super tasty and affordable side dish. Furthermore, this method is a great way to preserve your daikons! They taste amazing on sandwiches, salads, chili, and burgers. You can garnish anything with them or eat them alone as a snack. 

12 Miso Butter Daikon Steak 

Want to know how to make Daikon Steaks? Just slice and peel your daikons into 5 cm thick rounds. You will need to score the sides and rub them with kombu dashi and sake! You will microwave them for a few minutes to soften. Lastly you will pan fry them to create a delicious sear! The sauce is delightful too with teriyaki, soy butter, soy garlic sauce, ginger soy sauce, ponzu, sukiyaki sauce, and yakiniku sauce (Japanese grill sauce). 

13 Braised Daikon, Pork, And Mushroom

Braised Daikon, Pork, and Mushroom over rice is one of the best daikon recipes ever! The flavor combination is absolutely amazing. You won’t believe it only takes 35 minutes from start to finish! All you need is 5 cloves of garlic, 1 knob of ginger, 2 green onions, ½ pound ground pork, and 1 pound of daikon that is cut into ½-inch thick half moons. Then gather up some fresh shiitake mushrooms, 2 whole star anise, 1 tablespoon of sake, 1 tablespoon of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of oyster sauce, and 1 tablespoon of cornstarch.

14 Daikon Radish Wraps Mussammari 

“Mussammari” or “무쌈말이” is a Korean recipe also known as “mussam” (무쌈). It is made with various ingredients that are wrapped in a radish leaf. It is a type of ssam, a popular Korean style of eating. When making this particular recipe use a pickled radish paper with a wide base. If the radish paper is too small it will be too hard to wrap the other vegetables. It’s really fun to tie the wraps with an edible “string” made from another vegetable like garlic chives, regular chives, or water dropwort. 

15 How To Make Stir-Fried DAIKON Radish Cake (Lo Bak Gou)

Stir-fried Daikon Radish Cake, also known as “Lo Bak Gou” (萝卜糕) in Cantonese, is a popular Chinese recipe you can whip up anytime. It is made from daikon radish and rice flour. To make Stir-fried Daikon Radish Cake combine the radish with rice flour, water, and a few other pantry staples to make a batter. The batter is poured into a pan and steamed until it solidifies into a thick cake. Once it cools and sets, the cake is cut into squares. The cakes are then fried in hot oil. 

16 Keto Daikon Noodles

Keto Daikon Noodles will change your entire world! All you need is 1 large daikon, 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, salt to taste, and a low carb sauce and toppings of your choice. Each serving contains only 85 calories, 3 net carbs, 1 gram of protein, and 7 grams of fat. Just wash and prep your radish before slicing it with a vegetable peeler – length wise. It is recommended to use a spiralizer or mandolin. Then just pan fry for a few minutes. 

17 Daikon Radish Stew 

Discover the Rich Flavors of Chinese-style Daikon Radish Stew with Mixed Vegetables! If you love comforting and flavorful recipes then this is the soup for you. Bursting with the freshness of daikon radish, mildly sweet flavors, and a colorful array of mixed vegetables- yummy! If you’re feeling under the weather this soup will instantly lighten you up. You can even make a big batch and eat it for meal prep. 

18 Pan Fried Daikon Cake

Pan-fried daikon cake is also known as “luóbo gāo” (萝卜糕) in Mandarin! This popular Chinese dish is made from daikon radish and a few other simple pantry staples. It is a type of savory cake-fritter commonly served in dim sum restaurants! To make them, mix grated daikon radish with Italian seasoned bread crumbs, egg, and a few herbs and spices. 

19 Chinese Braised Beef Stew With Daikon  

Chinese Braised Beef Stew with Daikon is a hearty and traditional dish. The slow-cooked stew simmers tender beef and daikon radish together in a yummy sauce! This ensures the flavors are infused together and sure to be a hit. It’s a tasty full meal any day of the week. With flavors like star anise, bay leaves, Shaoxing wine, soy sauce, and oyster sauce- what’s not to love? 

20 Daikon Radish Pickled Japanese Style  

Daikon Radish Pickled Japanese Style, also known as “Daikon Tsukemono.” It is a popular traditional Japanese pickled dish made from daikon radish that is bursting with tangy, salty, and sweet flavors. The daikon radish is sliced into thin strips and marinated in a mixture of salt, sugar, and rice vinegar! Optional flavors you can add include: ginger, garlic, or red pepper flakes. It’s a delightful topping or side for any main course especially noodles and pork. 

21 Spiralized Daikon “Rice Noodle” Bowl 

Try some nutritious daikon noodles that are flavored with cucumber, carrots, and herbs. It is especially delicious with the tamari-lime and creamy cashew sauces. The best part is that this delicious dish is vegan and gluten free! Tired of zucchini noodles but still want a healthy veggie noodle dish? This is the plant based dish for you. Featuring extra-firm tofu, daikon, carrots, cucumbers, and so much more. Make it for meal prep, lunch, dinner, and an on the go snack. The addition of creamy cashew butter in the sauce is out of this world. 

22 Simmered Daikon Radish With Chicken 

Discover the ultimate daikon comfort food with Simmered Daikon Radish with Chicken Thighs recipe! Indulge in the rich flavors of tender chicken thighs and daikon radish, simmered to perfection in a savory broth. This heartwarming dish will transport you to food paradise. With just a handful of ingredients, you can create this wholesome family friendly meal. Easily customize the spice level to suit your preferences- it’s so easy and fun. 


23 Kkakdugi-Kimchi Daikon 

Kkakdugi is a type of traditional Korean kimchi made with daikon radish instead of cabbage. It is very popular because of its crunchy texture and mild, slightly sweet taste. Fun fact: the name “kkakdugi” comes from the Korean word “kkakduki,” which means cubed or diced. The radish is peeled and diced, the salt draws out moisture, and the sugar adds touch of sweetness to balance the spiciness! All in all it’s a lovely flavor profile you have to try. 

24 Stir-Fried Pork Belly And Dried Daikon 

Daikon recipes like this will surely please a crowd at a dinner party or Sunday night dinner any time. Yes, Stir-Fried Pork Belly And Dried Daikon is fabulous! So if you’re into delicious Asian-inspired pork belly stir-frys with daikon, chili peppers, and aromatic seasonings this one hits the nail on the head. Pork belly is a fatty and flavorful cut of meat that becomes tender and delicious as it cooks! Sichuan peppercorns have a unique numbing and citrusy flavor that is a signature of Sichuan cuisine.

25 Ginger Daikon Radish “Rice” with Gochugaru and Fried Egg 

Homemade Ginger Daikon Radish “Rice” with Gochugaru and Fried Egg is a favorite breakfast in my house. I love it especially because it’s delicious AND nutritious. Try this unique twist on traditional rice with grated daikon radish as a substitute. The ginger adds a warm, aromatic flavor combined with Gochugaru aka Korean red pepper flake! The Gochugaru adds the spicy kick that everyone loves. It’s the perfect contract to savory eggs and the vibrant red color. 

26 Preserved Daikon Radish

Homemade preserved daikon radish is a delicious condiment that is common in Asian cuisine! It is a popular garnish topping for dishes like breakfast congee, soy milk soups, and noodle soups. It’s also known as “Pickled Daikon Radish” or “Daikon Radish Pickles.” To make it you will need daikon radish, salt, sugar, rice vinegar, and some spices and herbs! Don’t forget to pay the radish dry after you wash and peel it! 

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