Flavorful Senmai-zuke, pickled sliced radishes, derived simply from kelp and salt
Murakami-Ju Honten has been around for more than 180 years and their “Senmai-zuke”, pickled sliced radishes, has been the most popular pickle during winter season among people in Kyoto for long time. Well selected “Shogoin kabura”, turnip of Kyo-yasai which is one of the specifically certified vegetables grown in Kyoto is used for this “Senmai-zuke”. Turnips grown in Kameoka where the temperature difference is quite extreme are fine and delicate by its climate, and are pickled with kelp and salt carefully. Although "Senmai-zuke" of other shops are rather sour and sweet, “Senmai-zuke” in Murakami-Ju Honten is very light and plain but has a fresh flavor derived from kelp and salt. Murakami-Ju Honten is located in a back alley of Kawaramachi Street and you may feel the history of long-established store by its appearance.