Đổ chua (Pickled Daikon and Carrot)

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PREP TIME

10 min

TOTAL TIME

2 hrs

Makes

3 cups

Đổ chua (Pickled Daikon and Carrot)

Produced by Sun Ngo; Photography by Christie Vuong; Recipe by Giao Châu.

Besides adding crunch and freshness to bánh mì, this pickle recipe by Giao Châu makes a great addition to salad and rice bowls.


Ingredients

  • 1 medium daikon , (about 1 lb), peeled and cut into sticks about 3 in.-long and 1/4 in.-thick
  • 1 medium carrot , (about 1/3 lb), peeled and cut into sticks about 3 in.-long and 1/4 in.-thick
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp plus 3/4 cup sugar , divided
  • 1 1/4 cups distilled white vinegar
  • 1 cup warm water

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix daikon and carrot sticks with 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp sugar. Toss thoroughly. After 15 min, vegetables will release their water content and lose 1/4 of their original volume. Wash under running water and let drain in a colander. Lightly massage to squeeze out any excess water.
  2. In the meantime, make the brine. Combine 3/4 cup sugar, vinegar and water in a 1-L jar. Stir until sugar dissolves.
  3. Transfer vegetables to jar with brine. Use after 2 hours or chill in the fridge for up to a month.
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