Native to South East or continental Asia. There are many names for Daikon across China due to the many dialects. The calque white carrot or misnomer carrot is sometimes used owing to the similarity of the vegetables’ names in Mandarin and Hokkien. This variant gave the title to a popular guidebook on Singaporean street food, There’s No Carrot in Carrot Cake, which refers to the Chai tow kway, a kind of cake made from Daikon.
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