This is a Daikon…

How this Japanese Tuber Saved My Life

Donny Kimball
4 min readFeb 20, 2021

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A old Japanese female farmer pulls up a bunch of daikon tubers from the ground

Ladies and gentlemen, this is a daikon (lit. “big root”). Known internationally among culinary circles in English as the daikon radish,” this mild-flavored winter radish originally hails from China’s northern reaches. Though common to many Asian countries, the vegetable is regularly referred to around the world by its Japanese moniker. As you can likely surmise from…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/