Kimchi With Daikon Radish

READY IN: 1hr 30mins




  • After peeling the radish, discard any remaining roots. Using a mandoline, slice the radish thinly, about 1/8 inch (3 mm) thick. Using the same setting, slice carrots. Use a cut-proof glove if you want to cut baby carrots length-wise.
  • Dissolve salt in a large bowl with 5 cups of warm water. Add radish, carrots, and cabbage to the bowl and soak for 1 hour.
  • While the vegetables are soaking, prepare the chili paste. In a large bowl, stir together 1/4 cup water, rice vinegar, fish sauce, and sugar. Add chili flakes, ginger, garlic, and anchovies and blend thoroughly.
  • Drain vegetables using a sieve set over a bowl, reserving brined juices.
  • Add drained vegetables to the bowl with the chili paste and mix well to coat. Pack into a 1-quart glass jar. An old pickle jar works perfectly for this.
  • Pour some of the reserved brine into the bowl with the chili paste residue. Mix to capture leftover seasonings, and pour chili-brine into the jar. Cover and let stand at room temperature overnight. Refrigerate and eat within 1 week.