Thursday, June 14, 2012

Fresh Japanese Daikon Salad


I'm back in Beijing and will soon post some tasty Chinese favorites of mine.  Meanwhile~
In the summertime, there is nothing I love to eat more than tons of fruit and light vegetables like cucumber (the Chinese are masters of cucumber dishes)  This Japanese Daikon salad with carrots plus cucumber, which was my own touch to the original, provided a perfect and fresh alternative to coleslaw for a BBQ with friends.  Also daikon is super healthy and a nice to sub for regular radish in all salads.  Refrigerate for 4 hours or longer for best results.  Depending on what ratio you like, you can add more or less carrots, daikon and cucumber.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Summer Season: Rhubarb Compote

Summer is in full swing and that means delicious tomatoes (probably my favorite fruit/veg of all) and beautiful stalks of rhubarb.  Inspired by the UK's obsession with rhubarb - rhubarb yogurt and pies are always available at all seasons- I thought I'd make my own compote that can be spread on anything or mixed into fresh yogurt.  Best place to buy summer's goodness? At the farmer's market.