dai·​kon | \ ˈdī-kən How to pronounce daikon (audio) \

Definition of daikon

: a large long hard white radish used especially in Asian cuisine also : a plant (Raphanus sativus longipinnatus) whose root is a daikon

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Tucked upstairs, off Market Street, near Mile Square Coffee, Poké Guru will offer build-your-own bowls with fresh additions such as daikon, cucumbers and pineapple and from-scratch dressings inspired by Thai peanut and Korean barbecue sauces. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Here's where to get a poké bowl in Indianapolis, including 5 new restaurants," 31 May 2018 Add cucumbers, daikon, oil, and vinegar and toss to combine; season with salt. Chris Morocco, Bon Appetit, "Broccoli Salad with Peanut Dressing," 21 May 2018 Kanesaka's technique and brigade are textbook-perfect: Otsumami small bites are his wheelhouse (sliced yellowtail wrapped around daikon radish ribbons, sweet amaebi shrimp topped with uni), and the nigiri are wonderfully balanced. Melinda Joe, Condé Nast Traveler, "22 Best Places for Sushi in Tokyo," 27 Feb. 2018 Artizen Smoked Broth Congee with mesquite smoked black garlic chicken, spicy daikon and dehydrated spring onion. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Here are the best dishes of the 2018 Devour Culinary Classic," 4 Mar. 2018 Add dashi to pot and simmer until daikon is fork-tender and broth is flavorful, 20 minutes. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "The Simplest Leek Soup Recipe Is Also the Best," 29 Oct. 2018 Add daikon radishes and simmer until edges soften, 3 minutes. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "The Simplest Leek Soup Recipe Is Also the Best," 29 Oct. 2018 Thinly sliced Persian cucumbers and a small daikon radish provide maximum crunch, and the whole mixture is simply coated with olive oil, rice vinegar, and salt. Aliza Abarbanel, Bon Appetit, "This Broccoli Salad with Peanut Dressing Is Our Only Memorial Day Plan," 15 May 2018 Toss in a large bowl with daikon, carrots, and reserved scallion tops. Claire Saffitz, Bon Appetit, "Spicy Kimchi Slaw," 28 May 2018

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First Known Use of daikon

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for daikon

Japanese, from dai big + kon root

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