Simmered Radish with Sweet Miso

Furofuki Daikon
  • By
    The Food Studio
  • Time
    70 minutes
Simmered Radish with Sweet Miso

This side dish is simple but fully brings out the flavor of radish. Delight your tastebuds with the contrast between savory kelp soup stock and sweet miso. Story: Furofuki is a style of cooking in which vegetables are cut into large pieces, boiled or steamed, then eaten with miso paste. The Japanese word "furofuki" literally means to "blow into a bath." In the past, people used to blow on a fire to prepare hot water for bathing, and it is said that eating a furofuki dish is similar, because you have to blow on it to cool it. This is where the dish derives its name from.

Nutrition per Serving
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  • 3.15  inch Daikon Radish
  • tbsp Rice (uncooked)
  • as needed Water
  • 1.97  inch Dried kelp
  • tbsp Sake
    • A
    • tbsp Suger
    • tbsp Red miso
    • tbsp Sake


Step 1

Slice the radish into 4cm-thick rounds. Peel off the skin and cut away sharp corners so that the edges are round.

*By cutting away sharp corners of daikon radish, you can prevent it from falling apart while boiling.

Simmered Radish with Sweet Miso

Step 2

Score cross one side of radish.

*By making cuts in the daikon radish, it cooks well and the flavor soaks in easily.

Simmered Radish with Sweet Miso

Step 3

Put the radish slices in a pot. Pour enough water to cover them. Add the uncooked rice and then cover the pot with a lid. Bring to a boil over high heat.

*This step is to parboil the radish. By boiling together with rice, scum of radish is removed, and umami and sweetness of vegetables are brought out and finished with elegant taste.

Simmered Radish with Sweet Miso

Step 4

Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 30 minutes or until the radish slices become soft enough that a bamboo skewer or a fork could go through them.

Simmered Radish with Sweet Miso

Step 5

Remove the radish slices, lightly wash, and drain the water. Put the daikon radish back in the washed pot and add the kelp and sake. Add enough water to cover the radish.

Simmered Radish with Sweet Miso

Step 6

Bring to a boil and simmer on low for another 30 minutes.

Simmered Radish with Sweet Miso

Step 7

In another pot, mix ingredients A. Heat over medium fire and keep stirring until it gets shiny.

Simmered Radish with Sweet Miso

Step 8

Serve the radish on a plate and dress with sauce from Step 7.

Simmered Radish with Sweet Miso

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