7 Ways to Get Your Daikon On

Filipino Salad Crêpes © Con Poulos
By F&W Editors Posted March 28, 2016

Get more out of the delicious radish.

Daikon radishes are a staple in Asian cuisine—the name daikon means "great root" in Japanese—and they should be a go-to in your kitchen as well. From savory crêpes to bright mango curry, here are seven ways to take advantage of daikon.

1. Kale Pad Thai with Daikon Radish

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Soft rice noodles are combined with crunchy fresh daikon strips for a vegetable-packed take on the classic dish.

2. Beet-and-Orange-Infused Daikon with Onion Puree

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Inspired by the Chinese-French artist Zao Wou-Ki, Pierre Gagnaire's ingenious and surprisingly simple dish looks like a brush dipped in magenta paint.

3. Carrot and Daikon Pickles

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It doesn't get any easier than these tasty DIY pickled vegetables.

4. Daikon-Papaya Summer Rolls with Minted Yogurt Sauce

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Tangy marinated daikon, cucumber and papaya star in these fantastic hors d'oeuvres.


5. Filipino Salad Crêpes

Food & Wine: Filipino Salad Crepes

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Star chef Paul Qui's savory crêpes are filled with a crisp and refreshing julienned salad of cucumber, carrot, daikon and green mango.

6. Radishes with Sour Cream Dressing and Nigella Seeds

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Black nigella seeds add a nutty, peppery flavor to this quick radish dish.

7. Mango Curry

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This vibrant curry features crunchy noodles made of thinly julienned daikon radishes, zucchini and bell peppers dressed with a toasted pumpkin seed pesto and curry spice, then finished with sweet mango and herbs.

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