Stir-Fried Dried Radish

Happy World Vegetarian Day & Sake Day! 

Did you know, today 10/01 is the day to appreciate plant-based food and also to get a little drunk! 


This year, I’d like to talk about Japanese food to celebrate the two celebrational days all at once with this yummy veg: Dried Radish. 


In Japanese language, they are called 切り干し大根(Kiri-Boshi-Daikon.)

Kiri means cut, b(h)oshi means dried, and usually the way we cook is simmered with Japanese traditional seasoning combination: soy sauce, sugar, sake! They are traditional Japanese dish and sometimes people consider them as granny’s food, but when you grow older enough to feel the delicate, versatile flavor, you’ll crave them for a while.  


Want to try Japanese traditional food that is also vegetarian/vegan friendly AND goes great with sake? Here is how! 


<Today’s Recipe>

Stir-Fried Dried Radish

kiriboshi daikon


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  1. Soak dried radish and shiitake mushroom in different containers with water for about 20 min.
  2. Squeeze out water from both radish and shiitake mushroom. Slice shiitake mushroom and set aside.
  3. Pour olive oil in a pan and bring it to medium high heat. Add carrot, dried radish, shiitake mushroom, snow peas and cook for about 5 min.
  4. Pour cooking wine, soy sauce, and sprinkle sugar. Mix well.
  5. Transfer vegetables in a small bowl and sprinkle sesame seeds. Enjoy!

kiriboshi daikon

Mmmm, yum! Absolutely versatile flavor to enjoy this-is-the-Japanese-traditional-food! If you want to try it for your happy-hour-at-home, this is also great for sake. As a side dish of Japanese meals?  Make it with a combination of grilled fish, miso soup, and freshly cooked rice;)


<Other Japanese Food Recipe(Vegetarian)>

A nice kick of wasabi brings a nice sensation! Okra, Avocado Wasabi

slimy avocado topping wasabi ume

After the meal, let’s wash your mouth out with this hot tea! Hoji Tea

hoji tea

Looking for a late night snack? Kinako Nuts

kinako nuts

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

4 Comments Add yours

    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you John!


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