Simmered Daikon with Sweet Miso Sauce

Simmered Daikon with Sweet Miso Sauce

Juicy daikon radish topped with miso-flavored ground chicken.

Cooking time
30 minutes+
  • Nutrition facts are for one serving.
  • Time to cool is not included in the cooking time.

Ingredients(Servings: 2)

Ingredients(Servings: 2)

300 g (10.6 oz.)

1/2 Tbsp

8 cm (3 in.) squares

50 g (1.8 oz.)

1 tsp

as desired


1 Tbsp

1 tsp


  1. Cut the daikon radish into 4 to 5 cm (1.5 to 2 in.) thick rounds, peel each and slice a cross into the bottom surface.
  2. Place (1) into a pot with enough water to cover each piece, add in the rice and turn the heat to medium. Once boiling switch the heat to low, simmer until softened and then allow to cool.
  3. Rinse off the daikon radish, place into a pot lined with kombu, add in enough water to cover all ingredients and simmer for a further 10 to 20 minutes.
  4. Prepare the miso-flavored meat. Heat the sesame oil in a small fry pan and cook the ground meat until it becomes crumbly.
  5. Remove the fry pan from the heat, add in the seasonings (A) and cook while stirring over medium heat until the simmering liquids are boiled down. Add and mix in the ginger juice.
  6. Place a drained (3) into bowls, top with (5) and garnish with the yuzu peel, if available.

Cooking Basics

Daikon radish - thickly peeling the skin

Thickly peel the skin of daikon radish to remove the fibrous portion that runs vertically near the skin and will become stringy when cooked. It will depend on each daikon radish, but usually peeling off 3 to 4 mm (0.2 in.) thick skin is recommended. The peeled skin can be used for "kinpira", a Japanese sauteed and simmered dish flavored with soy sauce, mirin and sugar.

Daikon radish - chateau cut

For simmered dishes such as broiled daikon or oden (a Japanese dish containing all kinds of ingredients cooked in broth and seasoned with soy sauce), the corners should be chamfered to prevent them from splitting. The aim is to take a knife and trim off the straight edges.

Daikon radish - making a cross cut

Make a cross-cut into the back side of a round-cut daikon with a knife for faster cooking and better absorption of flavors. The cut depth should be about 1/3 to 1/2 of the round-cut thickness.


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