Shichimi Togarashi, or “seven-flavor spice,” is a complex, deeply flavored Japanese seasoning blend that balances spicy, sweet and umami-rich flavors.
Shichimi togarashi balances the spicy heat from red chiles with a medley of sweet and savory flavors, including orange zest, nori seaweed and sesame and poppy seeds. Shichimi togarashi is typically used as a condiment, sprinkled over cooked food just before serving, to add a final layer of complex flavor. It is most often used to flavor rice dishes and nabemono (one-pot stews), and noodles like udon.
Our handcrafted Shichimi Togarashi is a complex combination of spicy, sweet and umami flavors, beginning with a blend of three types of chiles – Bird’s eye chiles for bold heat and Aleppo and aji amarillo chiles for sweeter, fruitier notes. Orange peel gives the blend a citrusy zest, while ginger adds an extra kick. Toasted nori flakes and crunchy sesame seeds offer earthy, savory flavor and added texture.