Shichimi / Ichimi Togarashi

Seven Spice Pepper / Chilli Pepper

Shichimi togarashi, which means “seven-taste chilli pepper”, is a dried mixture of red chilli flakes, sansho, goma, nori, shiso, dried mandarin or orange peel, hemp and poppy seeds. Popular throughout Japan, the ingredients and balance of the mix varies regionally. It is usually sprinkled on hot udon noodle soup and many other dishes to add flavour, spiciness and aroma.Shichimi togarashi is known to be a remedy for colds and flu, and is also good for the stomach. Ichimi means “one taste”, and ichimi togarashi consists of just chilli pepper.