Daikon in Miso Broth

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Appears in
Living Shojin Ryori

By Danny Chu

Published 2018

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This quick, easy way to prepare Japanese daikon is perfect for the winter months. The daikon remains sweet, with a subtle savoury flavour from the miso broth and a hint of spicy heat from the chilli.


  • 10-cm (4-in) length daikon (about 325 g / 11½


Peel and cut daikon into bite-sized pieces.

Slice chilli lengthwise into half and remove the seeds. Heat sesame oil in a pot. Add chilli and stir fry for 30 seconds. Remove chilli and then add daikon pieces. Cook until the daikon is a little charred around edges.

Pour konbu dashi and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15–20 minutes or until tender.

Pass miso t