Daikon Radish Salad Ponzu Sauce



Did you know, they are sometimes compared with ladies’ legs because they have beautiful snow-white color and look like a human calf with the perfect curb reaching to the ground. But, be careful if you wanna use it to attract Japanese women. Japanese Daikon radishes are big. If someone says you have daikon-like legs, that means you are telling her she is fat. No matter how well you managed to go on a date, the expression is the death sentence to the relationship. 


So anyway, daikon radish is a good vegetable. We can eat them simmered, baked, raw, or even they can be garnished to decorate the food fancy. I wanted to make some refreshing side dish with limited ingredients, so let’s make some salad with my homemade sauce: ponzu! 


<Today’s Recipe>

Daikon Radish Salad Ponzu Sauce

radish ponzu salad


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  • 2 inch length Daikon Radish – shredded
  • 1 medium carrot – shredded
  • 1 bunch scallion

Ponzu Sauce



  1. Toss daikon radish, carrot and scallion together well.
  2. Mix all ingredients for sauce and set aside.
  3. Pour the sauce over the veggies and mix well. Enjoy!

radish ponzu salad

Mmm, good! I love ponzu but it can be very expensive to buy them, so homemade is the best! You can adjust tangy level, or to make it spicy by adding little cayenne too! We usually use ponzu for hot pot sauce, but it can go great as salad dressing, as you can see from the recipe! 


<Other Recipes with Ponzu Sauce>

Crispy green bean and ponzu are like bread and butter! Green Bean Salad Ponzu Sauce

green bean ponzu salad 

Quick stir-fry dinner! Eggplant and Enoki in Savory Ponzu Sauce

eggplant enoki ponzu

Open the jewel box of flavor! Mushroom Packet with Buttery Ponzu Sauce

Mushroom Packet with Buttery Ponzu Sauce

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

13 Comments Add yours

  1. johnrieber says:

    That looks light and refreshing. My wife and I had an incredible sushi tasting menu last night and I looked at her at one point and asked: “why isn’t Ponzu a bigger part of our life?”

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Haha, I agree you need ponzu in your pantry from now on! I heard some people make a cocktail with ponzu too😆


  2. Sophia Dane says:

    It looks refreshing. 😃I haven’t tried Daikon radishes. I guess they taste mild, and they go great with dishes and salads.

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Oh no? Wo you’re missing jewel Sophia!😂 Yes please try it, I like to make salad and also miso soup😋

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      1. Sophia Dane says:

        You convinced me. I’ll try to find them. I’ll make a salad and miso soup, and anything else you recommend! 😃🤗

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      2. Tanooki says:

        Haha, yes please! You won’t regret it👍💕

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  3. Livia says:

    That sounds very delicious! 😋👍 I wonder whether I could also use fish sauce instead of Bonito stock. Daikon can be found at my favorite vegetable seller’s shop but I don’t think I’d be able to find Bonito stock here… 🤔

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Hi Livia, oh you don’t see bonito stocks? Hmm, I think fish sauce and bonito stock has a different flavor. While fish sauce has more like intense salty flavor from fermented process, I’d say bonito stock is lighter flavor into it.

      But you know what Livia, you just inspired me to think about dressing by using fish sauce😆 Since I’m new to fish sauce I only use them when I make som tam, which is once or twice a year due to lack of access to green papaya😂

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      1. Livia says:

        We have around 50 different brands of fish, oyster or also shrimp sauce available here. I guess I’ll ask my vendor about which one is the “softest” one. Maybe I can then try it with that. 😊👍

        I’m happy to hear that I could inspire you 😊

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  4. Ju-Lyn says:

    I did not realise ponzu sauce only had 3 ingredients!!!! and I love it!
    I have half a daikon in my fridge … guess I will have to make this salad!

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Yes Ponzu is actually super easy to make! I’m glad to hear you have daikon too. I hope you’ll enjoy daikon salad😆👍💕✨

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