Daikon is a winter radish native to Asia. It is long with thick white flesh.
Choose daikons that are firm. They should be slightly shiny with no signs of decay. You may store daikons in the fridge. Place them in a plastic bag punctured with holes and refrigerate. They are able to keep for up to a week.
Daikons have a variety of uses. Scrub with warm water and peel before use. They can be pickled or cut into a salad. Daikon pairs well with fish, lamb, beef, or other vegetables. A popular use for daikons is to make a light soup with them.