Daikon Radish Pancakes

Daikon Radish Pancakes that are lightly crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside. These beautiful pancakes are naturally vegan, simple yet delicious — a great addition to any dinner table as well as a quick and healthy snack.

The batter consists of only three main ingredients: Daikon radish, all-purpose flour, and water. The Daikon radish is salted and squeezed dry — a similar procedure as other veggie pancakes such as zucchini pancakes.

These pancakes are fried just like regular pancakes: a little challenge to see who can make the roundest pancakes! Be careful, you wont have a lot of time to shape them if your pan is too hot.

Daikon Radish Pancakes

4 from 19 votes
Recipe by George L. Course: SnackCuisine: ChineseDifficulty: Easy


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Daikon Radish Pancakes that are lightly crispy on the outside, chewy on the inside. Great with soy sauce and wasabi.


  • 1 cup 1 daikon radish, grated and squeezed dry

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 room temperature water

  • 2 tablespoons 2 black sesame seeds

  • 1 pinch 1 white pepper

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 salt, for drawing out moisture

  • 1 1 scallion, chopped (optional)

  • Dipping Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon 1 soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon 1 wasabi


  • Prepare the Daikon Radish: You will need around 400 grams of raw, unpeeled Daikon radish for this recipe. Start by peeling the radish, then finely grate it with a grater or finely chop it with a knife. Add the salt, mix well to combine, and let stand for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, take handfuls of the grated daikon and squeeze out as much liquid as possible; transfer the squeezed daikon into another bowl.
  • Prepare the Batter: Add the all purpose flour in two batches, stirring in between additions. Follow that with room temperature water and mix well until a batter forms.
  • Fry the Pancakes: In a non-stick pan, heat up a touch of oil on medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, spoon the batter on and shape them into round disks. Sprinkle on some black sesame seeds on the uncooked side of each pancake, and when the bottom becomes golden-brown, carefully flip them and fry until both sides are golden-brown. Remove them from the pan and let drain on a paper towel.
  • Prepare the sauce: Make the sauce by simply mixing soy sauce and wasabi.


  • The flatter the pancakes, the crispier they will get! Adjust the thickness to your liking.
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3 years ago

Made these for a snack! The taste was reminiscent of a really thick and gummy dumpling wrapper??? Curious if that’s how it’s supposed to be.

2 years ago

I made these yesterday, so fun and tasty! Topped with vegan cream cheese and tapioca caviar.