Easy Nanban-style Curried Soboro and Daikon Radish

Easy Nanban-style Curried Soboro and Daikon Radish

This is a nanban-style curry, made easily with mentsuyu noodle dipping sauce and curry powder. I recommend serving over rice.

Ingredients: Serves 3~4

Ground pork
Daikon radish (small)
Japanese leek
1 piece a little bigger than the size of your thumbtip
1 tablespoon
1/2 teaspoon
☆Mentsuyu (3x concentrate)
Curry powder
1 tablespoon
Soy sauce
a small amount
Katakuriko slurry
as needed


1. Peel the daikon and cut into small sized chunks of even size (rangiri cut).
2. Grate the ginger.
3. Cut the leek into oblique slices.
4. Add a little oil to a pan and cook the ginger until aromatic.
5. Add the ground pork and fry.
6. When the meat is cooked through, add the daikon. Stir to coat well in oil.
7. Add in the ☆ Ingredients and mix.
8. Cover with a lid and simmer over medium heat.
9. When the daikon has become somewhat soft, add the leek and curry powder.
10. Mix, cover with a lid and steam until the leeks reach the softness you like. Add in the dissolved katakuriko to thicken the sauce.
11. Finally, season the dish with soy sauce. Transfer to a serving dish and enjoy!

Story Behind this Recipe

When vegetables are expensive, you can still buy cheap daikon, so I made this recipe to use daikon.