Thursday, December 23, 2010

Sweet and Sour Daikon

Some of you might know this great side side as part of the Vietnamese sub (sandwich) or as part of a Korean meal! Many Japanese restaurant in North America, also serve this as a side dish! It is a very inexpensive and easy marinade to do at home and taste great by itself, or in a stir fry! 
  • Daikon (also known as Lo Bok)
  • Carrots
  • Water
  • Vinegar
  • Sugar
  • Chili flake
The traditional way has you cut the daikon and carrot in thin long sticks! But feeling festive, I used a vegetable cutter (star). (I kept the extra pieces for a soup)

You then place all the pieces in a jar.

You boil the water, the vinegar, the sugar and the chili flake together. I did not gave exact measurement here because everyone does it differently. In this case, for two jars, I used 3 cups of water. 1/4 cup of vinegar. 5 tbsp of sugar and a pinch of chili flake. You can adjust the sugar and chili flake is you want it sweater or more sour! 

Pour the mix until the jar is filled. Then close. Let it marinade for 3-4 days for best result. But it can actually be eaten as early as 2 hours after you make it.   

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