Kyoto, Japan’s old capital city, is famous for temples, shrines, old wooden houses and gardens. It’s also famous for traditional dining and amazing sweets. But, do you know it’s famous for a variety of pickled vegetables? The most famous one is this ‘Pickled Sliced Turnip’ and it’s called ‘Senmai-zuke’, that literally means ‘pickled thousand slices’.


1 Turnip *about 150g, thinly sliced
1/2 teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoons Sugar
2 tablespoons Rice Vinegar
5-10cm Kombu (Kelp)
1 small dried Chilli *whole OR sliced

  1. You need a right size jar or container to keep the sliced Turnip in the marinade. I have found a ziplock bag is the easiest option. Keep everything in the bag and remove the air, so that the Turnip slices can stay in this minimal amount of marinade.
  2. Marinate in fridge for 1-2 days.