Skip Nav
Food Video
Oreo Popcorn!? Yep, We Went There
This Is How All Your Favorite Chefs Do Halloween
Taste Test
Americans Tried Cuban Coffee For the First Time and Here's What Happened


Definition: Daikon

An East Asian variety of Winter radish, the large, white daikon is mild in flavor and crisp in texture. Its root can be eaten raw, pickled, finely grated over other foods, stir-fried, or simmered in stews. The thicker top end of the root is sweet, and the bottom part of the root is more pungent, making it better suited for cooking. The vegetable's leafy tops can be stir-fried or used in soups or salads.

On last week's Top Chef, Eugene struggled with his warm interpretation of daikon.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
bleached bleached 7 years
Daikon is awesome for stirfry. Julienned daikon and carrots also makes an amazing Thai salad.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
i feel like on every cooking show - they use daikon and it's great to know a bit more about it so thank you!
otaku otaku 7 years
mmm! yum!
mscc mscc 7 years
me too! I just never knew it was daikon.
j0j0y j0j0y 7 years
Pickled Daikon is so yummy :3 When I was little I just ate little chopped bits of it with rice.
Chinese Chicken Salad is Back! (& Better Than It Was in 1989)
Traditional Filipino Chicken Adobo Recipe
What Is Daikon?
Wine Tasting Descriptors Guide
Red Vegetables
How to Select and Prepare Daikon Radishes
Difference Between Hors d'oeuvres vs. Appetizers

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Food