How To Cut Daikon Radish (6 Ways)

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Learn How to Cut Daikon in six different ways with our quick guide, and enjoy this versatile Japanese vegetable in a variety of dishes!

how to cut daikon radish.

This article will guide you through different cuts, from thin strips for salads to thick rounds perfect for braising – now you can easily cut daikon for your favorite dish.

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6 ways to cut daikon radish

how to cut daikon radish 6 ways.

Before you start cooking daikon radish for lunch or dinner tonight, we should make sure how to cut this root vegetable.

There are many ways of slicing it up—it can get confusing! But don’t worry; I will show you six basic cuts that work well for different cooking methods.

🔪Instructions

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Here’s how to cut daikon radish into 6 different shapes. I also suggest a cooking method that fits the shape. I hope it helps!

  1. Thick rounds
  2. Half moons
  3. Thin quarter rounds
  4. Sticks
  5. Thin rectangles
  6. Shred

1. Thick Rounds

how to cut daikon radish - thick rounds.
how to cut daikon radish - thick rounds.
  1. Cut into circles (about 1cm/half inches)
  2. Peel the skin

Cooking method: simmer and braise.

2. Half Moons

how to cut daikon radish - half moons.
how to cut daikon radish - half moons.
  1. Cut into circles (about 1cm/half inches)
  2. Peel the skin
  3. Cut in half

Cooking method: simmer and braise.

3. Thin Quarter Rounds

how to cut daikon radish - Thin Quarter Rounds.
how to cut daikon radish - Thin Quarter Rounds.
  1. Cut into half-moons
  2. Place flat surface down and slice
  3. Cut in half

Cooking method: Stir fry, pickles, and soup

4. Sticks

how to cut daikon radish - Sticks.
how to cut daikon radish - Sticks.
  1. Peel the skin
  2. Cut lengthwise (about 1cm/half inches)
  3. Cut crosswise

Cooking method: salad, vegetable sticks, deep fry

5. Thin Rectangles

how to cut daikon radish - Thin Rectangles.
how to cut daikon radish - Thin Rectangles.
  1. Peel the skin
  2. Cut lengthwise (about 2mm/1/16 inch)
  3. Cut crosswise

Cooking method: salad, soup, and stir fry

6. Shred

how to cut daikon radish - Shred.
how to cut daikon radish - Shred.
  1. Peel the skin
  2. Slice thinly lengthwise
  3. Slice thinly crosswise

Cooking method: salad and soup

Helpful Tips

Cut daikon into thirds.

How To Store Daikon Radish

If you don’t know how to store it, here’s what I do. It’s thick and long and takes up so much space in the fridge, so I usually cut into thirds, wrap them up in plastic, and keep them in the fridge.

If your daikon comes with leaves, cut them off immediately because they will absorb all the nutrients around its roots.

Peel The Skin

Daikon skin is edible, but I like to peel it most of the time. The skin is tough and contains a firm fiber that runs through it, so when you make simmering and braising dishes, peel the skin thicker so the flavor can go in more easily. But don’t discard the peeled skin; you can make a delicious stir-fry dish with leftover skin.

Japanese Daikon Recipes

6 different daikon dishes

Now you know how to cut daikon radish, explore many ways to cook it. Check out this collection of easy-to-follow Japanese daikon recipes!

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How to Cut a Daikon Radish in 6 Ways

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Prep: 10 minutes
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Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: JURI
Learn How to Cut Daikon in six different ways with our quick guide, and enjoy this versatile Japanese vegetable in a variety of dishes!

Ingredients

  • 1 Daikon radish, cut the whole daikon into three

Instructions

  • Thick rounds: Cut into circles (about 1cm/half inches) and peel the skin.
  • Half moons: Cut into circles (about 1cm/half inches), peel the skin, and cut in half.
  • Thin quarter rounds: Cut into half moons, place flat surface down and slice, and cut in half.
  • Sticks: Peel the skin, cut lengthwise (about 1cm/half inches), and cut crosswise.
  • Thin rectangles: Peel the skin, cut lengthwise (about 2mm/1/16 inch), and cut crosswise.
  • Shred: Peel the skin, slice thinly lengthwise, and slice thinly crosswise.

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  • Equipment: a sharp knife, a cutting board
Course: How to
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: how to cut daikon
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