Asian Slaw Salad

Is Asian Slaw something new for you? It’s a similar to the regular slow, but it contains less calories and is bursting with different flavors, spicy, sweet, salty, crunchy, all those complex flavors. I am a big fan of the Asian cuisine. In our home we enjoy Asian food at least a few times a week, and my kids love it too. I love Banh Mi sandwich, who doesn’t, but also what you serve with this delicious sandwich is important to complement the bursting flavors of the sandwich. This Asian slaw salad is that complement to more heavy and complex dishes. You can serve it not just with the Banh Mi Sandwich but also with chicken or Teriyaki beef.

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You Need:

Ingredients for Asian Slaw Salad: Amount
1. Daikon. 14 oz. – half daikon.
2. Carrots. 2 – Medium size.
2. Radish. 1 Bunch.
3. Green Onions. 2-stalks.
4 Jalapeno. 1
5. Persian Cucumber. 2
6. Cilantro or Parsley. 3 tsp.
7. Garlic. 3-4 cloves.

For The Dressing:

Seasonings: Amount
1. Rice Vinegar 1 1/2 Tbsp.
2. Lychee Vinegar. 2 Tbsp.
2. Olive Oil. 1 1/2 Tbsp.
3. Sugar. 1/2 Tbsp.
4 Salt. 1/4 tsp.


Gather all the ingredients. Peel the Daikon, cut it in a half and julienne it on a mandolin slicer. I use this mandolin slicer, which I highly recommend – Mandoline Slicer.

Peel the carrots and julienne them as well. Put them aside. Next, slice the cucumbers and the radish using the mandolin slicer, and put them aside as well. Thinly slice the garlic cloves with very sharp knife. In my kitchen I always use Japanese knives like this one – Japanese Chef’s Knife

Cut the green onions in a long thin diagonal strips. Slice the jalapeno using the sharp Japanese knife. Put together all the vegetables in a mixing bowl and put them aside until you prepare the dressing.

Meanwhile, combine all the ingredients for the seasoning in a medium size bowl. Whisk together until the sugar and salt completely dissolve. Try the dressing, and if you need, add more of the the desirable seasonings to your taste. Poor the dressing over the vegetables, and mix well.

Now, it is time to assemble your sandwich or favorite dish and to poor a glass of Sake or cold Sapporo.


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