Pickled Radish

This preserved vegetable is also called a “preserved turnip.” Prepared by drying daikon radishes in a series of stages, this crunchy pickle can be used as an ingredient in dishes or as a side dish with rice. Pad Thai noodles are inauthentic without salty bits of this fermented radish. It is used sparingly. Look for small flat plastic bags about 8 oz. each, with straggly bits of brown radish pieces. Vietnamese: củ cải muối