Japanese Style Coleslaw with Daikon

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Fusion, Japanese
Keyword: Barbecue, salad
Servings: 4
Author: Fiona Uyema
Cost: 10


  • 100 g daikon peeled and roughly grated
  • 100 g carrot peeled and roughly grated
  • 2 tbsp mayo or natural yoghurt
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp Fused Clever Classic soy sauce shop here
  • Fused Cheeky Chilli soy sauce to add spice, shop here
  • Black & white sesame seeds to garnish


  • Mix the mayonnaise, rice vinegar and soya sauce in a large bowl.
  • Add the grated daikon and carrot and mix well.
  • Serve with sesame seeds sprinkled on top (optional).


  • Daikon is a popular pickled vegetable in Japan and often used for Korean radish kimchi.


I was introduced to lotus root (renkon in Japanese) and mooli (daikon in Japanese) when I lived in rural Japan. Renkon has a beautiful design in the middle once sliced. Renkon makes delicious chips. Daikon is a white radish that looks like a large white carrot and can be used for juices, salads, soups, stews etc. I buy these vegetables in my local Asian market and sometimes I can find them at my local farmer’s market here in Ireland.


Daikon & Lotus Root Nutrition - these vegetables not only aid respiratory related illnesses but also have an endless list of associated health benefits including anti cancerous properties. I read various articles that mentioned the possible link between two Asian vegetables and the improvement of respiratory related illnesses such as asthma when eaten alongside a healthy well balanced diet (to note I’m not a qualified nutritionist or health expert!).


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