Daikon Nigiri as served at Sushi Ko, Shizuoka City, Japan!
I already have introduced Vegan and Vegetarian Sushi, but following further requests and questions by my vegan (I’m not!) friends, I decided to contribute a small series of postings to give them more detailed suggestions and ideas!
Now, please check sushi rice recipe HERE to make things more practical!
The second vegetable amenable to sushi I would like to introduce is Daikon, or Japanese Radish/Daikon Radish.
Please check DAIKON HERE on Wikipedia!
Daikon seems to be known only in its big white shape with a green top.
Actually, not only it is a versatile vegetables, but it does come into many shapes and colors as shown in picture above.
Once cut, look at these beautiful colors.
Daikon sushi, especially served as nigiri can be made very simple as in above picture where the daikon was sliced very thin and marinated for a while in lemon added water.
For more sophisticated preparations and presentations browse below!
The same as the top picture. The daikon was marinated for a while in yuzu juice and rice vinegar then derved with grated yuzu zest/skin.
Simple but so sophisticated. The other one is rape blossom.
Daikon can be pickled Japanese-style into “takuan/沢庵”, making for great colors and combination!
Takuan & Beni Shoga/takuan and red ginger temari sushi!
Great color afain with Koushin Daikon/紅芯大根!
The possibilities are infinite. Can you imagine the takuan above on a rice ball. The whole daikon was first pickled then peeled/cut into a sheet, rolled with lettuce and cut across!
And how about a daikon millefeuille sushi for dessert!
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