Crispy Shirasu and Daikon Salad

Crispy Shirasu and Daikon Salad

This is daikon salad with crispy shirasu. Season with sesame oil and ponzu sauce. It is also delicious with chirimenjako (boiled and dried baby sardines), instead of shirasu.

Ingredients: 3 servings

Daikon radish
about 10 cm
+ 30 g
Bonito flakes
as needed
Roasted sesame seeds
as needed
Nori (dried seaweed sheet)
as needed
Young green scallion (or mitsuba, shiso leaves)
to garnish
50 ml
Sesame oil
1 or 2 teaspoons


1. Slice the daikon and soak in a bowl of water.
2. Spread the shirasu on a tray evenly. Microwave the tray without covering with cling film. Shake the tray occasionally to mix the shirasu and repeat the process several times.
3. It is done if the shirasu takes on a crispy colour like in the photo. I microwaved and watched over as it cooked.
4. Make a dressing by mixing ponzu sauce and sesame oil. Oour the dressing just before eating.
5. Drain water from the sliced daikon and serve them on a plate. Place the crispy shirasu, dried bonito flakes, sesame seeds, nori, and young green scallion cut into small pieces on top. Pour the dressing.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted a salad that goes well with crispy shirasu.