Adding smoke to a dish or drink has become quite the trend. I watch a lot of cooking shows and it’s been something that I was always intrigued by. Recently, I had an opportunity to test a product called the NIA Portable Smoke Infuser System. 

Let me say right off back there are a few things that you will need in addition to this product.

  • Batteries
  • Matches or lighter
  • Wood chips (small ones)
  • Glass dome or cover of some sort.


OK, now that we have that out of the way, here is a bit about the NIA.

NIA,  “The Handheld Food Smoker can add a variety of natural smoky flavor to your meats, seafood, cheese, nuts, desserts, beverages and cocktail drink in a few seconds! This sleek portable food smoker is designed to use various types of wood chips such as Hickory, Mesquite, Applewood, Cherrywood or even teas, herbs and spices (spices & glass dome not included).

The smoking gun offers effortless operation. Just put the wood chips in the smoking chamber, place the hose in a covered bowl or zip-locked bag, turn it on then use a match or lighter to ignite the wood chips. Whether you are a professional or home chef, you’ll be taking your meal to the next level– all without changing its texture or temperature.

BATTERY OPERATED, Our design is so compact and easy to Assemble or disassemble”. 

The wood chips and lighting was a bit tricky, but once we figured it out, it was SMOKIN‘!

I enjoyed playing around with this cool device. Here is what I created, a Smoked Salmon on a bed of Cauliflower Puree topped with sautéed mushrooms and onions and finished with fresh parsley.

Once the dish was plated. I added the plate under the dome with the smoker. The Smoker allowed us to add a smoky flavor to this dish which elevated it to another level.

The smokiness was really nice with the dish I created.

The smoker doesn’t come with the dome but I had a dome at home which made for a dramatic effect.

A cool tool for the home-cook or chef that wants to add a little drama to their dish while also elevating your dish, drink or dessert.

I can’t wait to try it with a mocktail.

NIA Portable Smoker can be purchased via amazon

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