A Superb Kinpira Made with Seasonal Sweet Potatoes and Daikon Radish Peel!

A Superb Kinpira Made with Seasonal Sweet Potatoes and Daikon Radish Peel!

I made a kinpira that is easy on the budget using daikon radish peel and Japanese sweet potato!


Daikon radish peel
About 1/2 worth
Japanese sweet potato
About 1/3
A little bit (if available)
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon
Red chili pepper
2 tablespoons
About 50 ml
1 teaspoon
Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
Toasted white sesame seeds
1 tablespoon


1. While preparing daikon radish for Buri-daikon (Broiled Yellowtail Fish with Daikon) ..... Yes even Buri-daikon! Here's how to prepare daikon before using it in other recipes. Recipe ID: 1627512.
2. ...I had this much leftover peel from the daikon radish.... It would be a waste to throw away ....So let's eat it !
3. Julienne the peel!! (The carrots too.)
4. And with seasonal Japanese sweet potato...
5. Slice the sweet potato vertically and then julienne it! (I want to keep the original texture because it's kinpira)
6. Pour sesame oil in a frying pan with the takanotsume (make sure to remove the seeds) and heat until aromatic!
7. Throw in the daikon and the Japanese sweet potatoes!
8. Stir-fry!! Keep it movin'!!
9. When all are covered with oil; add water and sake! It will sizzle!
10. When they become soft, add the sugar and the soy sauce!
11. Adjust the taste to your liking and add white sesame seeds while crushing them with your fingers!
12. Dish it up and it's ready! Easy, isn't it? And cheap!

Story Behind this Recipe

I made a dish that's easy on the pocketbook using leftover daikon radish peel and a Japanese sweet potato I got as a gift!