Common in traditional Japanese food and other Asian cuisines, daikon is a white, crunchy root vegetable that can brighten up meals, adding texture and sweet flavor to dishes and condiments. Cubed, grated or sliced, it adds bite and character to anything it’s in.
Daikon and radishes are from the same family, but there are a few differences. The red radishes we slice and toss into salads are much smaller and sharper in flavor than the radishes used in Japanese cuisine. Red radishes are peppery whereas the white radish is mild and slightly sweet.