Kimpira of Daikon Radish and Tuna

Daikon toTuna no Kimpira

  • By
    Reiko Kono
  • Time
    10 minutes
Kimpira of Daikon Radish and Tuna

Do you ever feel like having another side dish or adding a garnish to your meal?  This recipe allows you to cook handy premade ingredients. You can store them in the refrigerator for up to four days after cooking and serve them on the spot when you want a tasty addition to your meal.

A Dish with a Great Aroma and Texture 
This is a delectable dish that delivers the umami of canned tuna mixed with sesame oil that’s so good you won't be able to stop eating it! People sometimes assume that root vegetables such as carrots and radishes take a long time to cook. But if they are cut into long, thin strips, you can cook them well by stir-frying them lightly for a crispy and satisfying finish. This is an all-purpose recipe as a side dish for meals and alongside drinks or even as part of a packed lunch.

An Irresistible Dish with Low Calories and Sugar 
This recipe requires stir-frying with oil, but is low in calories and sugar. The sesame oil delivers an irresistible scent and makes it more flavorful. This simple step-by-step recipe calls for only cutting and stir-frying so anybody can make it easily.

It’s also a handy way to get plenty of nutrition. We can recommend it as a perfect addition to your cooking list. If it has caught your interest, why not try it?

Nutrition per Serving
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  • 8.8  oz Daikon radish
  • 2.8  oz Carrots
  • 2.5  oz Canned tuna
    • A
    • tbsp Soy sauce
    • tbsp Mirin (Japanese sweet sake)
  • tsp Sesame oil


Step 1

Peel and shred the daikon radish and carrot.
Drain the oil from the canned tuna.

Step 2

Put daikon radish, carrots, and canned tuna in a frying pan and saute over medium heat.

Kimpira of Daikon Radish and Tuna

Step 3

When the daikon radish becomes transparent, add ingredients (A) and saute to release the moisture.

Kimpira of Daikon Radish and Tuna

Step 4

Add a drizzle of sesame oil to finish.


  • The flavor of the tuna and sesame oil makes this dish a favorite among children.
  • It can be stored in the refrigerator for about 4 days.
  • The addition of carrots not only adds color, but also nutritional value.
Doctor / Culinary Expert

A doctor who’s also a mother of a ten year-old daughter, Reiko has made contributions on the theme, "disease prevention that starts in the kitchen", proposing simple and delicious health recipes that can be realized by busy parents. Her goal is to spread preventive medicine to the home from the viewpoint of food. She also works in health and dietary education for children as it is important that correct knowledge of foods and health starts at a young age. Her motto is "sharing healthy, delicious and easy to make dishes for everyone".