What is the difference between radish and daikon?
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Similarly one may ask, what is the difference between daikon and white radish?
Though similar in taste and look to daikon (Japanese radish), mu is generally shorter and rounder than daikon. Its also slightly green toward the top, whereas daikon is white throughout. Its texture is denser than daikon, and its flavor is stronger.
Similarly, is Horseradish the same as white radish? If you've ever eaten daikon radish, you'll know right away that it is not the same thing as horseradish. Horseradish has a very distinct and spicy taste that is not common in radishes. That's because horseradish is not a radish at all. It shares the same plant family as radishes, but that's where the similarities end.
Likewise, can I use radish instead of daikon?
For daikon radish, simply use red radish. You can also substitute horseradish for the same kind of pungent spicy flavor. You won't get the same therapeutic affect as daikon, but you will get a lovely flavor in your dish. Any dark leafy green can be substituted for another.
Are Mooli and daikon the same?
A long white crunchy vegetable from the radish family, daikon is similar in appearance to fresh horseradish but packs a lighter peppery punch similar to watercress. Unlike other radishes, it is as good cooked as it is raw. It is also known as mooli.