Here we see sweet potatoes and daikon (radish, literally translates to "large root"). The round and squat shape makes the daikon distinctive. It is said that the radish that has a smooth skin and makes a "tapping sound" is a good one - has fine texture, can be easily cooked, and because it does not get mushy, is an ideal ingredient for Oden, a stewed dish consisting of several ingredients such as boiled eggs, daikon radish, konnyaku, and processed fish cakes. Daikon can be preserved for a while and does not rot even if left out in the field, thus allowing one to pick only what is needed. It is also served as a vinegar dish during Lunar New Year celebration. [source: Okinawa Gourmet Guide, and Wikipedia]


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