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
- 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.
- Marinate in fridge for 1-2 days.