Does anyone recognize this vegetable?

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  1. cuatro-gatos

    cuatro-gatos In Flower

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    These were given to me, maybe a horseradish or something
     

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    marlingardener Mighty Oak

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    Daikon radish? Horseradish would have a distict odor, even uncut. Just a guess on my part.
     
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    Zigs In Flower

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    I'm getting Daikon radish on an image search too.

    Are you sure they're a cultivated crop before you go trying them? @cuatro-gatos

    I'd hate to think of anyone trying a wild root without knowing what it is, there's lots of things like Hemlock Water Dropwort out there that will kill you to death :eek:
     
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    It also looks a bit like a turnip. They are a bit more rounded at the bottom when I look at pictures, and the radish seems to have a more pointed bottom. Best idea is to ask the person who gave them to you.
    Oh crikey, looking in the mirror, I'm definitely a turnip :rolleyes:
     
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    It is definitely a radish or in Japanese a daikon. Is one of my favourite vegetable.
    It is great for boiling soup , these 2 ingredients are optional -
    • 1 tbsp dried scallops
    • 1 large piece dried cuttlefish
    If you do not have dried dates you can omit that too.
    A simple dip for the daikon and pork ribs would be just soya sauce, if you like chili use fresh cut chili and if you like fresh garlic add in a clove or two of finely chopped garlic.
    Try it, I am sure you'll enjoy it. :)
     
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    Daikon it is, really good in kimchi too.
     
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    What's kimchi Odif?
     
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    Thanks to all who chimed in. It's a diakon.
     
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    @Tetters Kimchi is a Korean dish. It is a spicy lacto fermented cabbage and vegetable dish. We make it sometimes.
     
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    Thanks for that Odif :like:
     

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