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Dried Daikon with Shiitake and Kombu

Prep Time

15 min

Cooking Time

30 min





  • 2 cups dried daikon (soak for about 10 minutes or until soft; if the dried daikon is a very dark color and the water is also dark, discard the water, if the water is a light color you may use it in the cooking)

  • 1 medium size dried shiitake mushroom (soak for about 10 minutes, then slice thin, stem discarded)

  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced carrot

  • 1-inch piece of kombu (soak for 3-5 minutes)

  • water

  • shoyu soy sauce (amount depends upon condition)


  1. Place the kombu in the bottom of a pot that can be covered with a heavy lid. Place the soaked dried daikon (chopped if desired) on top of the kombu. Place the sliced shiitake in next, and then carrots. You may use soaking water from shiitake and kombu if desired. Add water until half-way up the daikon.

  2. Cover the pot, bring to a boil, and lower the flame. Simmer for 20-25 minutes, until the daikon is tender. Add a small amount of shoyu soy sauce and cook away the excess liquid.


  • Dried daikon (50%), onions (20%), and kombu (10%). Add sliced vegetables on top of the daikon and proceed as above.


Michio and Aveline Kushi

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