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Beef with Daikon Radish is an easy Japanese weeknight meal. It's best if you make it ahead of time, so the daikon can soak up all the great flavors of the sauce.

Beef with Daikon Radish

Beef with Daikon is an easy Japanese radish recipe for a weeknight. Try making it ahead of time, so the daikon can soak up all the great flavors of the sauce!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Japanese
Keyword daikon radish recipe, how to cook daikon radish, japanese daikon recipes, japanese radish recipe, radish daikon recipe, recipe for daikon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 304kcal




  • Peel and cut the daikon into 1.5 cm thick rounds and cut rounds into quarters.
    1 to 1.5 lb daikon radish
  • Place daikon in pan and cover with water.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer for about 15 minutes or until you can pierce with a little resistance.
  • Drain and set aside.


  • Add a tablespoon of neutral oil to a large frying pan and cook the beef.
    2/3 to 1 lb thin sliced meat
  • Stir in sugar while beef is still a little red.
    2 T sugar
  • Stir in the soy sauce, mirin, and sake.
    4 T soy sauce, 3 T mirin, 3 T sake
  • Finally, add the dashi stock and daikon.
    600 ml dashi stock
  • Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15-20 minutes.
  • For best flavor, let sit for 30 minutes or so and reheat before serving.
    Optional: garnish with green onion. Serve with rice.



Thin sliced beef can be found at Asian markets. If you are using granulated dashi, make the stock according to package directions. Adapted from: cookpad


Calories: 304kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 1655mg | Potassium: 632mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 3mg