While this shichimi togarashi packs a punch thanks to the use of Japan's Takanotsume ("Hawk's Claw") peppers, it is also well balanced with sesame, sansho and dried yuzu peel.
Use this seven-spice mix to add some zing to any meat dish, miso soup or whatever you want to spice up.
Keep in freezer when not using to preserve freshness.
Ingredients: red chili pepper, golden sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, Japanese pepper (sansho), dried yuzu peel, poppy seeds, shiso
Weight: 15 g / 0.5 oz
The Producer - Yamatsu Tsujita Co., Ltd. is a spice company based just outside of Osaka that is famous for their shichimi togarashi (Japanese seven-spice mix) and stone-ground sansho.
The company is helmed by 4th generation owner Hiroyuki Tsujita, a man passionate about his craft. He insists on using the best quality ingredients for his products. Tsujita-san knows each supplier personally and even helps them during harvest time. As a master blender, he knows that each ingredient has its own best season. So, expect to taste subtle differences in Yamatsu Tsujita shichimi togarashi depending on when it was blended.
Tsujita-san's dedication led him to the Takanotsume (Hawk’s Claw) chili pepper, a native of Japan that had been almost completely forgotten. Tsujita-san is now the only one who grows this pepper. He prizes it for its aroma and heat (3X hotter than regular peppers). As the main component of shichimi togarashi, Tsujita-san’s use of this chili really sets his product apart from the rest.