Creamy Daikon Radish Soup Thickened with Katakuriko

Creamy Daikon Radish Soup Thickened with Katakuriko

Microwaving the onions and daikon radish in advance shortens cooking time and increases the sweetness. This is an easy-to-make, mild-flavored cream soup, thickened with katakuriko (potato starch flour).

Ingredients: 3 to 4 servings

Daikon radish
About 5 cm
Thinly sliced ham
3-4 slices
Garlic (grated)
a small amount
about 10 g
400 ml
Light cream
100 ml
Soup stock powder
1 tablespoon
Salt and pepper
a small amount
Katakuriko slurry
as needed
200 ml


1. Cut the daikon radish into bite-size pieces, wrap in plastic wrap and microwave for about 3-4 minutes. Mince the onion and microwave the same way for about 2 minutes.
2. Melt butter in a pot and stir fry the garlic and onion. Add daikon radish, water, and soup stock powder and simmer lightly.
3. Add milk and light cream and adjust the flavor with salt and pepper. Add the katakuriko dissolved in water and thicken the soup. Add ham and it's done.
4. Sprinkle parsley on top. Adults may prefer to sprinkle it with black pepper too.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made this easy, quick cream soup using milk, light cream, and katakuriko.
The daikon radish is so good that this has become one of our family's favorite dishes.