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Daikon Radish soup, vegan
January 13, 2023, 6:13 pm
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We had a hard freeze the 4th week of December, 2022 and I still have many vegetables in my refrigerator   When I saw the bag of 3 daikon radishes, I knew I needed to deal with them right away. I have been putting them in salads all week, but they are spicy so this is slow. But, when you cook daikon radishes they loose their spiciness and are quite mild and delicious. so I decided to cook a Japanese style soup with them, The soup came out so good I made it again 2 days later. I decided to use gram measurements since I just bought a new kitchen scale. If you like you can add more veggie broth.


  • 250 g Daikon radishes
  • 150 g carrots
  • 10 g dried Shitake mushrooms
  • 8 g ginger
  • 4 grams Arame seaweed dried
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 2 TBSP soy sauce
  • ! TBSP mirin
  • 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 star anise
  • 1 TBSP corn starch in 1 TBSP water
  • 600 grams veggie broth
  • 300 grams of water
  • 4 scallions, white and green parts both
  • cilantro leaves and tender stems


  1. Soak shitake mushrooms in very hot water.
  2. Peel daikon and carrots and cut in large matchsticks
  3. Peel ginger and cut into small matchsticks.
  4. Add oil to thick bottomed pot and heat on medium
  5. Add daikon radish, carrot and ginger to hot oil and sauté for 3 minutes.
  6. Slice shitake mushrooms  and add to put along with their soaking water.
  7. Add water, soy sauce, Mirin, vinegar, pepper and star anise. lLt simmer for about 25 minutes.
  8. Take out star anise
  9. Turn off burner and add corn starch mixed with water to hot soup and let sit for 5 minutes.
  10. Serve with chopped scallions and chopped cilantro on top.




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