2010年10月26日火曜日

the beauty of baby daikon



There's so much to love about baby daikon. They grow fast, they pup up out of the soil as they grow so you know if you're getting a big one or not before you uproot it (unlike those pesky carrots) they are almost translucent they are so white, the skin is thin and not at all tough so you won't even be tempted to peel it (saving on labour, waste and nutrients) and the leaves are not yet big and prickly and have a pleasant taste to boot so they suit miso soup to a tee giving you soup and a side dish out of one fast growing and attractive veggie and nothing is wasted.

Seriously, Baby daikon are my vote for veggie of the Autumn.

2 件のコメント:

Gina さんのコメント...

Those look delicious and the descriptions alone are making me a believer. Hmm, wonder if they sell that variety at my local DIY. Think I'll have to have a looksee soon. : )

thefukases さんのコメント...

they usually only sell them as seeds but they are really worth the investment. And you get hundreds. And today I used the leaves to make hitashi with some ponzu on top. They were fabulous. Sorry, gushing again! ;P