Japanese Daikon Stir Fry

This simple but tasty Daikon Stir Fry only takes 10 minutes to prepare, making it the perfect dish if you’re looking for something quick tonight!

Looking for simple daikon dishes? Try my Pickled Daikon, Fried Daikon, and Daikon Miso Soup!

daikon skin cooked with shiokombu

I’ll walk you through the ingredients and step-by-step instructions. I hope you enjoy it!

Why You Will Love This Recipe 

  • This daikon stir fry recipe is easy to make and utilizes the crunchy texture of daikon skin.
  • With just 3 simple ingredients required, it’s a breeze to whip up this flavorful side dish.
  • It’s the perfect dish for beginners looking to explore daikon cooking.

Daikon: Japanese Radish

Daikon, often called white radish, is a winter radish variety known for its elongated shape and crisp texture. It is a very common vegetable in Japanese and Asian cooking. Learn more in this quick guide, “How to Cook Japanese Daikon Radish.”

Recipe Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this Daikon Stir Fry Recipe:

Daikon stir fry ingredients.
  • Daikon: While any part of the daikon can be used, the skin is perfect for this recipe because of its firmer texture. If you’re preparing other daikon recipes, don’t discard them. Instead, save them to use in this stir fry recipe.
  • Shio Kombu means “salt” (shio) and “kelp” (kombu), which is salty, sweet, and flavorful shredded kombu. It’s a great seasoning for stir-frying, picklings, and salad. Substitute it with dashi powder, soy sauce, and sugar if it’s unavailable.
  • Sesame oil gives a nice aroma for stir-frying. You can also use olive oil or other cooking oil.

How To Make Daikon Stir Fry: STEP BY STEP 

Here are some quick visual instructions! For the video and all the detailed ingredients and instructions, go to the printable recipe card below.

How to make daikon stir fry.

Step 1

Cut daikon into thin sticks.

How to make daikon stir fry.

Step 2

Stir-fry them with sesame oil over medium heat.

How to make daikon stir fry.

Step 3

Add shio kombu.

How to make daikon stir fry.

Step 4

Continue stir-frying until tender.

Japanese Daikon(Radish) Skin Stir Fry in a bowl

There you go! Serve in a bowl and savor the daikon’s delicious crunchiness combined with the shio kombu’s savory taste!

What To Serve With

To complement this Japanese daikon stir fry, serve with steamed rice, miso soup, tamagoyaki, and daikon nimono, and enjoy the Japanese-style meal!

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Japanese Daikon(Radish) Skin Stir Fry

Japanese Daikon Stir Fry

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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Juri Austin
This simple but tasty Daikon Stir Fry only takes 10 minutes to prepare, making it the perfect dish if you're looking for something quick tonight!


  • Frying pan 22cm 8.6 inches


  • 130 g Daikon Skin
  • 2-3 Tbsp Shio Kombu , 10-15g
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil, 13g


  • Cut daikon skin: Cut daikon skin into thin sticks.
  • Stir fry: Warm a frying pan over medium heat, put sesame oil, and stir fry daikon skin.
  • Add shio kombu: Add shio kombu and stir fry until tender.



  • Storage: It will last for three days in the fridge.
  • Substitute: You can substitute Shio kombu with dashi powder, soy sauce, and sugar.
  • This recipe uses a medium-sized daikon. If your daikon is larger, feel free to add seasoning to your taste.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 75kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.6g | Protein: 1.6g
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: daikon stir fry
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  1. 5 stars
    I didn’t have shio kombu (and didn’t see the suggested substitution), so I just made it with sesame oil and a touch of soy sauce. What a fun and tasty way to put the peeled skin to good use!

    1. Thank you, Holly! Adding sesame oil and soy sauce sound nice! You could also add shio koji for seasoning. I’m glad you liked the recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    Thank you Chef Ja,

    I was always eating daikon with its skin, supposing it may have some health properties too.
    I may start getting into the habit of peeling daikon from now on an saving the skin, to practice your recipe, which intrigues me !

    Greetings from Venice,


    1. Hi Gian, Thank you for your comment! YES! Daikon skin contains nutrition such as dietary fiber, vitamin C so it’s good to eat it! I’m so glad you find this recipe. Enjoy daikon cooking!