Boiled Daikon with Squid

Boiled Daikon with Squid

It's the perfect season for stewed vegetables. This is a recipe for daiko soaked with delicious flavors. All you need is the stock from squid!

Ingredients: 2 servings

Daikon radish
300 g (About 10 cm)
1 whole squid
* Sake
1 tablespoon
* Sugar
1 and 1/3 tablespoon
* Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
* Mirin
1 tablespoon
* Water
About 1 cup


1. Remove the quill and innards from the squid, rinse, and slice into rings (about 1 cm thick). Chop tentacles into bite sized pieces.
2. Peel the skin from daikon and slice into 2 cm thick rounds, cut into half moons, cover with water, then boil over high heat.
3. Once it comes to a boil, add the squid from Step 1. Remove any scum that might rise to the top.
4. Add sake, sugar, and mirin to stew from Step 3, and reduce to medium heat. Cover with a drop lid (otoshibuta).
5. Once the daikon is tender, add soy sauce, cover with a drop lid, and simmer over low heat.
6. It's done when the soup has reduced by 1/2 to 1/3 the original amount.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made this because I found daikon and squid on sale...