Gonjiri: Japanese Pickle Snack using Kanboshi Daikon

When it comes to pickle snacks available in the snack and candy section of Japanese supermarkets, what I introduce here “Gonjiri (ごんじり)” is one of the best known.

Gonjiri (ごんじり)


The Japanese pickle snack Gonjiri is made from radish called “Kanboshi Daikon (寒干大根)”.

The daikon is dried in the dry climate of the winter and pickled in a soy sauce-based liquid using a unique method.

Gonjiri Kanboshi Daikon Pickle Snack

The resulting snack gets flavor and moisture from the pickling solution but retains the pleasant crunch of daikon radish and is tender.

It is lightly seasoned and has a distinctive umami taste like a cross between sweet and sour. 


Gonjiri Kanboshi Daikon Pickle Snack Ingredients

According to the ingredient list on the back of the package,

the Gonjiri snack mainly consists of daikon radish, fructose corn syrup, soy sauce, amino acid liquid, brewed vinegar, fermented seasoning liquid, salt, red chili pepper, alcohol, and sweeteners.


Hi, I'm Tomo, a Japanese blogger living in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. For the purpose of enriching your life, I would like to introduce things about Japan on this blog, especially unique Japanese products, cooking recipes, cultures, and facts and trivia.

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