Making BACON from a Daikon Radish – The best Veggie Bacon!

Making BACON from a Daikon Radish – The best Veggie Bacon!

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All the veggie bacon videos I've made have led to this, The king of plant based bacon, Daikon Bacon!! Daikon Bacon is by far the best vegan bacon of this whole series? Should I keep going? – JOIN the SauceSquad – to print recipes and merchandise!!!
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes


  • 1 large Daikon radish
  • Kosher Salt
  • 1/3 Cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbls Light Oil*
  • 2 Tbls Nutritional Yeast*
  • 1 Tsp MSG*
  • 1 Tbls Liquid Smoke
  • 1 Tbls Maple Syrup
  • Pinch of Paprika
  • Ground Black Pepper to taste
  • Pinch of Garlic Powder
  • * Not necessary but can be added to enhance flavor!


  • Clean Radish and using a peeler remove outside layer
  • Using a peeler press hard against the radish and slice away from you to create wide strips
  • Lay radish strips flat on a paper towel and salt, you can layer up as many as you like but make sure they are fully salted
  • Keep salted for at least 15 minutes to remove moisture
  • mix all sauce and seasoning ingredients together whisking well
  • clean radish strips with paper towel to remove salt
  • dip strips into seasoning and allow to soak up sauce for at least 15 minutes
  • heat a cast iron or non stick pan to a medium high heat coated with a lightly flavored oil
  • make sure pan stays oiled very well and fry each radish strip
  • turn over after a minute and continue flipping until redish brown, bacon colored
  • remove and allow to dry on clean paper towel
  • they will crisp up as they sit
  • enjoy
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1 comment

  1. I saw a daikon radish in this new Asian supermarket that opened in the area and immediately bought it because I remembered that you have a daikon radish bacon recipe!

    I am so making this.

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