Daikon Salad

Daikon is a Japanese radish, also known as mooli. It is long and white and has the pleasantly peppery flavour you associate with radish, but with a slightly earthy flavour similar to beetroot. You can use regular sesame seeds here, but Moto would always use the rounded black Japanese ones.

Ingredients

  • 1 daikon (about 500g)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 handfuls cress
  • 2 tablespoons goma-dare

Method

Peel the daikon and cut into long thin strips or julienne. Soak for 5 minutes in ice cold water to crisp it up and freshen the peppery flavour. While it’s soaking, roast the sesame seeds in a dry pan over a medium heat.

Drain the daikon, pat dry in a cloth and put in a dish. Sprinkle with the roasted sesame seeds and the cress, and then drizzle with the goma-dare (sesame dressing). Serve immediately.