Takuan

Pickled Radish

Takuan is made by pickling daikon, the large white Japanese radish, in rice bran. Usually served in small slices, takuan has a satisfyingly crunchy texture and sharp, tangy flavour, and accompanies many Japanese foods, often as one of a number of small dishes along with miso soup and rice. Beneficial to health, takuan is very rich in vitamin B. It is one of the most traditional of Japanese pickles and is named after the Buddhist priest who is said to have introduced the food.