What is Daikon Radish?
The daikon radish, also known as mooli, is a large radish with a white body and small green leaves at its top. It is round and fat, yet long, sometimes a foot or more in length. The texture is woody and crisp and the flavor is strong and very spicy with the characteristic bite of a radish. Daikon can be eaten raw and added to salads, or cooked into stir fries and other dishes. It is not commonly used in Western cooking and is much more popular in East Asian cuisine.