The radishes are not large, usually 2 to 4 inches long, and very firm and crispy. They are mostly used for chonggak kimchi. The Korean word chonggak (총각) means an unmarried young bachelor. In the old days, an unmarried man traditionally had a hairstyle that resembled the greens of this vegetable, which is how it got its name.

Recipes that use ponytail radish (chonggakmu):

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  1. Shikin Singapore joined 2/17 & has 15 comments

    Hi Maangchi, I really wish to maske ur ponytail radish kimchi but unfortunately I can’t get my hands on them… Check with the korean store here but they did not carry them. Btw I’m in Sg. Is there any way I can get those radish? Can I buy thru u..? Or do u know where I can get online and delivered to Sg? Or mayb the seeds so I can plant it? Thank u…..

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