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Sunday, January 14, 2024

Chinese Braised Daikon Radish ala ~DKBB~
(original recipe from

1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
2 green onions, chopped
1 tsp. ginger
1lb. ground meat (beef, pork, chicken, or turkey)
2 tsp. Doubanjiang, or Gojuchang, paste
2 lb. Daikon radish (sliced and quartered)
2 cups chicken stock (or vegetable stock or water)
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. Shaoxing wine (or dry sherry)
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. Chinese 5-spice powder
¼ to ½ tsp. red pepper flakes to taste
¼ tsp. fine sea salt, or to taste
  • Heat a medium-size Dutch oven (or heavy-duty pot) over medium heat until hot; add oil; add green onions and ginger; cook for 1 minute to release flavor.
  • Add ground meat; cook until no pink remains; add doubanjiang or gojuchang and mix in well so the meat is evenly coated, then add the radish; cook and stir to mix well.
  • Add the wine, chicken stock, soy sauce, sugar, 5-spice, and pepper flakes; cook over medium high heat until it comes to a boil; reduce heat to medium low and simmer 15-20 minutes, or until radish is tender; add salt to taste.
Serve with steamed rich or by itself.

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