Togarashi FAQ

What is Togarashi (Shichimi) Spice Blend?

Togarashi Spice, also known as Shichimi and Japanese Seven Spice is a classic blend of ingredients including chilli, black sesame seed, white sesame seeds, orange peel, ginger root, sichuan pepper and seaweed. The blend is used to season soups, noodles and rice dishes and to flavour tofu and rice crackers.

Where is our Togarashi blended?

This tasty ingredient is blended in the UK.

What does our Togarashi Spice Blend look like?

This spice blend is predominantly red with visible black and white sesame seeds.

How would you describe the flavour and odour of our Togarashi Spice Blend?

Our Togarashi Spice Blend has a toasty sweet spice flavour.

What is the suggested use of Togarashi Spice Blend?

This is a hot and fiery spice blend, so use sparingly, it can be used as a condiment and sprinkling on food to season it in the way you would use salt and pepper. Use it to season Japanese dishes such as udon noodles, yakitori, tempura, tofu and sprinkle on to steamed vegetables, and rice and grain dishes. Used as a dry rub or wet marinade it adds flavour to fish, meat and vegetables. Sprinkle it lightly over freshly popped corn for a tasty spicy savoury snack, or sprinkle over potato wedges or homemade crisps. Mix a little into salad dressings or low fat yogurt to make marinades, dips or toppings for baked potatoes, salads, grilled/baked fish and roasts.

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