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
Recent Examples of daikon from the Web
The takeout menu shows the signature sticky and crunchy fried chicken, available in spicy or soy garlic flavors, served with complimentary sides of pickled daikon radish.
Top your own bowl with macadamia nuts, pickled daikon, corn, cucumber and more.
Papery nori gets wrapped tightly around chopped, blanched asparagus, sticky rice, daikon radish, shredded carrot, sesame seeds, scallion and cream cheese — creating colorful little pinwheels.
Combine the watermelon, daikon and red radishes, the carrots, peas, cilantro and Thai basil in a serving bowl.
In Flora Bar, the pair faces its steepest challenge yet: museum café by day, neighborhood restaurant by night, Mediterranean-Pacific tapas menu at all times—think olives, yogurt, and jamón ibérico, plus daikon, yellowfin, and Szechuan peppercorns.
Even the pickled cucumbers and daikon that showed up at the start of the meal seemed to be under orders not to draw any attention to themselves.
All are brought into focus by the exacting calibration of daikon and carrot.
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Origin and Etymology of daikon
Japanese, from dai big + kon root
First Known Use: 1873See Words from the same year
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