Smoked Takuan

Smoked Takuan

Smoking Type: Hot Smoking/Warm Smoking Recommended

Temperature: Moderate Indirect Heat

Time: Approximately 30 to 60 minutes

Takuan (Japanese pickled daikon radish) is well-suited for warm smoking. Using moderate indirect heat, it is slowly smoked to impart flavor.

The smoking time may vary depending on the size of the takuan, but typically, it takes around 30 to 60 minutes. Be cautious not to over-smoke, as the time the takuan is exposed to smoke inside the smoker is what imparts the flavor.


  • Takuan(or substitute with dried daikon radish)


  1. Prep the Takuan: Choose fresh Takuan Rinse them and pat them dry thoroughly before smoking.

  2. Prepare Smoking Chips: Select smoking chips suitable for warm smoking. Place them in the smoker's tray. Soak the chips in water for a while and then drain excess water.

  3. Smoke the Takuan: Place damp smoking chips. Lay the Takuan on the smoker rack and place it inside the smoker. Close the lid and smoke the turnips using moderate indirect heat. The smoking time varies depending on the turnip size, but generally 30-60 minutes is a good guideline.

  4. Finishing: Once smoking is done, remove the Takuan They're now ready to be enjoyed with their new smoky flavor.

Recommended Smoking Chips

Oak: Provides a balanced flavor with moderate smokiness.

Hickory: Imparts a rich smoky flavor that adds depth to the Takuan

Maple: Known for its sweet aroma, it lends a gentle flavor to the Takuan.


《Recommended Variation Recipes》

Smoked Pickled Turnip Appetizer


  • Thinly sliced smoked Takuan
  • Cheese (your preferred type)
  • Crackers or toast


  1. Place sliced smoked Takuan on crackers or toast.

  2. Top with cheese.

  3. Heat in a toaster until the cheese melts. This combination of fragrant smoked Takuan and cheese creates a fantastic appetizer.

Smoked Pickled Turnip Cream Pasta


  • Finely sliced smoked Takuan
  • Pasta (your preferred type)
  • Heavy cream
  • Butter
  • Onion (finely chopped)
  • Garlic (finely chopped)
  • Granulated sugar
  • Salt and pepper
  • Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook the pasta according to the instructions, drain, and set aside.

  2. Melt butter in a frying pan and sauté onions and garlic.

  3. Once the onions are translucent, add the smoked Takuan and sauté further.

  4. When a lovely smoky aroma arises from the Takuan, add heavy cream and mix.

  5. Once the cream is warmed, season with salt, pepper, and a small amount of granulated sugar for richness.

  6. Add the cooked pasta to the pan and mix thoroughly.

  7. Plate the pasta, top with grated Parmesan cheese, and it's ready. The smoky pickled turnip flavor pairs well with the creamy pasta.

Enjoy your smoked Takuan creations!