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Japanese Daikon Nimono (Simmered Daikon)

  • Author: JURI
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Simmer
  • Cuisine: Japanese
  • Diet: Vegan


Cook daikon and atsuage(deep fried tofu) slowly in a pot and enjoy this daikon nimono recipe. It's flavorful, tender and so easy to break with chopsticks.




  1. Cut daikon: Peel daikon and cut it into bite-size pieces.
  2. Cut atsuage tofu: Remove extra oil on atsuage tofu and cut it into bite-size pieces.
  3. Cook over medium heat: Add oil to a pot, stir fry daikon, add atsuage tofu and cook together lightly.
  4. Add seasonings: Add mirin, soy sauce, and shio koji and stir.
  5. Simmer: Cover and simmer over low heat for 10 to 13 minutes until tender.
  6. Boil down: Open the lid, turn over and boil down for 2 to 3 minutes.


  • EquipmentStaub pot 18cm
  • Storage: It will last in the fridge for 4 days.
  • Substitute: If you can't find shio koji at a store, you can omit it and add 1 more tablespoon of soy sauce and mirin instead.
  • The skin has fibers and is hard to soak in flavor, so peel it (3-5mm). And don't throw away the skin; you can use it for stir-fry.
  • You can add other ingredients such as boiled eggs, root vegetables, and so on.

Keywords: daikon, atsuage, simmered dish