Japanese Daikon Salad

Japanese daikon is one of the foods that I most used when it comes to Japanese home-cooking. When I have to make a veggies dish and there is no green vegetables in the fridge, this daikon salad is always the first thing that comes to mind!

DaikonAbout 3 inches / 8cm long
[SAUCE] Soy Sauce1½ Tablespoons
[SAUCE] Roasted Sesame Oil1½ Tablespoons
[SAUCE] Japanese Grain Vinegar2 Teaspoons
[SAUCE] Sugar½ Teaspoon
[SAUCE] White Sesame Seeds1½ Teaspoons
(Optional) Bonito Flakes (Katsuobushi)A Sprinkle
(Optional) Shredded Dried Nori SeaweedA Sprinkle


  1. Thinly slice about 3inches/8cm worth of daikon.
  2. Soak the sliced daikon in cold water for 5 minutes.
  3. Drain the water and slightly pat dry the daikon with kitchen paper.
  4. Combine the [SAUCE] ingredients and toss well with the daikon.
  5. Right before serving, you may also sprinkle some bonito flakes and shredded dried nori seaweed on top!
  6. DŌZO!

Recipe adapted from [here]

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