There is a growing demand for miniature vegetables in Japan, and sales of these delicacies are booming not just in local stores but also on the internet. Some of the mini veggies that are quite popular in Japanese homes are daikon, cucumber, bok choy and Japanese cabbage.
The vegetables are really considered miniature — for example, a mini daikon is just one half or one third of the size of a regular daikon.
These miniature veggies are particularly popular in homes with few family members and also elderly couples. The size makes it easy to store, quicker to cook and also stays fresh longer in the ref. Housewives particularly like the advantage of quicker cooking times.
In a country that has miniaturized practically everything, vegetables are really not that far behind.