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Tet is coming in every corner. One of the most popular dishes on Tet holiday is pickled daikon, a simple but attractive dish.

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The ingredients to make pickled daikon include daikon and some others such as vinegar, garlic, chili peppers, etc. It’s easy to find and buy these ingredients at any store or supermarket at a pocket-friendly price. For daikon, you should choose medium-sized and elongated ones with fresh green stalks, smooth skin, no bruises, cracks, daikons that have a certain weight. Do not choose the daikon that is too big, the skin has bruises, cracks, and has a bad smell. It is possible that these daikon have been damaged.

Pickled daikon is sweet and sour, and crispy, so it’s very attractive. It’s very easy to preserve this dish, and it can be used for a long time from 3 to 5 months. You just need to put the pickled daikon in a clean food storage jar and then keep it in a cool, dry place, away from moisture. Or you can also store it in the refrigerator when eating, take a sufficient amount for processing.

With ingredients that are easy to find and simple to make, you can make awonderful dish that every family enjoys. This Tet, let’s make sweet and sour pickled daikon to eat for several days, making Tet meals more delicious than ever.




I. Ingredients for making pickled daikon

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  • Daikon
  • 1 bulb of garlic
  • Chili peppers
  • 500ml water
  • 50ml rice vinegar
  • 50gr sugar
  • Salt
  • Clean glass jar

II. Instructions for making pickled daikon

Step 1:

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Wash the daikon, scrape off the skin, cut off the top and bottom, then cut it into slightly long, not too thick pieces, you can use a wavy knife to cut to make the dish more attractive.

Step 2:

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Put the chopped daikon in a bowl, then add 1 teaspoon of salt, shake well and let it sit for about 15 minutes for the radish to reduce its pungent substance. Next, wash the daikon in cold water, let it dry.

Step 3:

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Peel the garlic and slice it, wash the chili peppers and cut them diagonally.

Step 4:

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Put water into a large pot, then add sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, rice vinegar then stir until the sugar dissolves completely, cook until the mixture boils, then turn off the stove, let it cool, so we get the water mixture to pickle the daikon.

Step 5:

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Finally, you just need to put the daikon in a clean jar, sprinkle garlic and chili peppers on top, then pour the water mixture into the daikon, cover with a tight lid. Let it take about 1 day to be able to eat.

Pickled daikon is sweet and sour, and crispy, what an attractive dish for the family!

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