Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is an easy and yummy Japanese style pickle. From Bento Boxes by Naomi Kijima.


  1. Cut carrot piece in half lengthwise. Score the round part by making lots of shallow cuts.
  2. Place carrot in shallow dish with soy sauce and let sit for 30 minutes, flipping once halfway through.
  3. Cut carrot into chunks before serving.


Most Helpful

After reading the two (very different) reviews on this, I decided to give it a try. I definitely have to go with Sarah_ Jayne on this one. I tend to gravitate towards really salty stuff anyhow (DH picks on me because I love super-salty and super-sweet), so I wasn't worried about the saltiness putting me off. I was pretty surprised by just how much of the soy sauce flavor the carrot soaks up. If you aren't a big fan of strong soy sauce flavor, don't bother with this. It defintely made me want sushi, too -- this would be a perfect complement to a nice rainbow maki roll or some caterpillar maki! Thanks for posting! Made for ZWT4

Muffin Goddess June 05, 2008

Ok .. I tried.. but Sorry, I was less successful a liking this recipe than the previous reviewer. The main reason was that I simply found it too salty because the carrot really absorbed the soy, The first stick was lovely.. refreshing , tangy, a surprise but after that the salt for me at least was too overpowering and I gave some to DH to try.. (wrong move he was NEVER going to have liked this) and his face told me all I needed to know LOL. -sigh- it never ever hurts to give something a try, right? Please see my Rating System: sadly 2 stars simply because the soy sauce overtook all other taste and that didn't suit our tastes at all. BUT, since another reviewer liked this far better, personal preference IS everything, so give this a go and try for yourself. Made for Zaar World Tour 2008. Thanks!

kiwidutch June 03, 2008

I wasn't sure if I was going to like this but I certainly did! I found it really refreshing and was surprised at how tender the carrot was when it was done marinating. It left me wanting a bit of sushi and more than just a bit of this carrot. So next time I think I will do up a big batch and have it as a side salad. Made for ZWT4.

Sarah_Jayne May 28, 2008

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