Shichimi Togarashi is a common Japanese seasoning made from a mixture of seven (shichi in Japanese) ingredients that has a well-balanced spicy taste and great aroma.
Shichimi has over 350 years of history with a recipe whose origins lie in herbal medicines.
The blend of ingredients differs slightly depending on each Shichimi producer. Yawataya Isogoro's Shichimi contains:
- Chili peppers
- Spicy Japanese peppers called sansho (sichuan peppers)
- Richly flavored hemp seed
- Black sesame
- Dried orange peel
Shichimi is a versatile seasoning. You can simply sprinkle a small amount of Shichimi on any dish to add a spicy aroma and flavor.
For Japanese dish, it goes well with miso soup, donburi, rice, or noodles.
You can also sprinkle over any type of cuisine and dishes like fish and meat.