Taste of Japan in Your Kitchen
Taste of Japan in Your Kitchen
by The Food Studio
Tips!
In Japan, the red and white colors signify peace. People hang red and white curtains on auspicious occasions as well as serve food with the same colors.
Red and White Namasu / Daikon Radish and Carrots Dressed with Sweet Vinegar
Red and white namasu (Kohaku Namasu) is a beautiful dish created with the red hue of the carrots and the white of the daikon radish. Dressed with vinegar and sugar, the dish has a refreshing taste and serves as a palate cleanser. The color combination of red and white is symbolic in Japan and is often used to signify that a day is special (hare). In the same manner, dishes with this color combination are served on days of celebration, like New Year's Day. Kohaku Namasu is easy to make as well as delicious. It doesn't take a lot of time to prepare so you can add it to your daily diet if you wish to.
Cooking time
20 min
Total Calories
24 Kcal
Ingredients
7
by The Food Studio
Tips!
In Japan, the red and white colors signify peace. People hang red and white curtains on auspicious occasions as well as serve food with the same colors.
Ingredient
4
Daikon radish
1/4
Carrot
1/3
Salt
1/2 tbsp
A
vinegar
3 tbsps
sugar
1 tbsp
salt
a little (0.5g)
Yuzu peel (optional)
as needed
Nutrition
Calories
・・・ 24 Calories
Sodium
・・・ 178 mg
Fat
・・・ 0.1 g
Protein
・・・ 0.3 g
Carbonhydrates
・・・ 5.5 g
Fiber
・・・ 0.9 g
Cholesterol
・・・ 0 mg
STEP 1
Peel the daikon radish and carrot. Julienne into 5 cm-long sticks.
STEP 2
Add salt to the daikon radish and carrots and rub gently. Once they soften, squeeze the water out.
STEP 3
Mix the A ingredients. Dress step 2 with A, serve on a plate, and decorate with yuzu peel.