“While most takuan is usually yellow in color and has a chemically sweet taste (that I still love!), this one is unique in that it’s been flavored with savory and smoky elements. The thin slices are very crunchy and pair nicely with other umami and savory ingredients such as cheese and soy sauce based dishes. It can also be used as pickles for sandwiches and burgers.” - Pickled Plum
Makes: 1 sandwich
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- ½ tsp soy sauce
- 2 slices sandwich bread
- 6 pieces iburigakko/smoked takuan, sliced in half
- 6 slices cucumber
- Sliced parmesan cheese
- Mix the mayonnaise and soy sauce in a bowl and spread the mixture on both sandwich bread slices.
- Top one slice of bread with enough parmesan cheese to cover the surface and add cucumber and smoked takuan.
- Cover with the other piece of bread and slice the sandwich in half. Serve.
Recipe courtesy of our friend Pickled Plum