Simmered Kiriboshi Daikon
Simmered Kiriobshi Daikon (Simmered dried daikon strips) is a traditional Japanese side dish perfect for Japanese breakfast and Bento. Kiriboshi Daikon provides more nutrients than fresh daikon radish because the sun-drying process concentrates umami and nutrients and increases the content of calcium, iron, and B vitamins. It is also high in insoluble dietary fiber, making it a recommended food for people suffering from constipation, for example. This is also a Plant-based, Vegan & Gluten-free Japanese recipe.
20g Dried daikon strips
1/2 sheet Fried tofu
1 Tbsp Sesame oil
1/2 Cup (100ml) Dashi soup stock
1 tsp Sugar
1/2 Tbsp Soy sauce
1/2 Tbsp Mirin
1. Pour warm water and rehydrate the dried daikon strips. After that, discard the water and squeeze well.
2. Peel carrots and cut into small pieces.
3. Cut fried tofu into small pieces. (*Pour hot water over the fried tofu and squeeze it before cooking.)
4. Pour sesame oil in a pot and add carrot to stir-fry. Then, add fried tofu and daikon strips.
5. Add dashi soup stock, sugar, soy sauce and mirin in a same pan.
6. Put the drop lid and simmer until the liquid gets almost gone.
1. Squeeze daikon strips well so that the flavors can be absorbed.
2. If daikon strips are long, cut it into bite-size pieces.
3. Add shiitake mushrooms, chikuwa, konnyaku for volume.