as I said, I had never eaten anything like it, because for some reason or other we were never really into radishes at my house? but I had them on the mind, man. so I got some and I half-followed the recipe and guess what? it was everything I dreamed it would be.
(this has happened to me before. namely, before I ever tried sushi, I read the old man and the sea. page 16 of that pdf. the dude eats raw tuna and as a youngster I thought to myself dang that sounds about right! so. but anyway, after craving what I imagined raw fish to taste like for years, I had sushi and yes. it was everything I dreamed it would be.)
but yes, I only made a half-batch, and I used apple cider vinegar and a hint of cayenne instead of spices and a little bit of garlic, but otherwise followed that process. and I love them. you know what I really want to try next? pickled beets. is that a thing?