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
Yamatsu Tsujita Co. Ltd. is located just outside Osaka, Japan. Fourth generation owner Tsujita-san is passionate about his spices and has gone so far as to single-handedly save the cultivation of Japanese Takanotsume (Hawk's Claw) chili. This chili is highlighted in his shichimi togarashi.
This ponzu that Suehiro makes is top notch! They use a blend of four different Japanese citrus: Yuzu for aroma, Sudachi for acidity, Daidai for sweetness & Yukou for mildness. The floral/citrus fragrance of this ponzu is out of this world. It does not stop there as the beautiful flavor of the citrus is balanced by the soy sauce & mirin. This is further elevated by the umami from the Ma Konbu dashi that Suehiro adds to this product. Use this with raw fish, veggies, mayonnaise (personal favorite), noodles, etc.
Ingredients: dark soy sauce (water, soybean, wheat, salt, alcohol), citrus juice (yuzu, citrus sudachi, bitter orange, yukou citrus), mirin (rice, rice koji, brewing alcohol, starch), konbu dashi (water, kelp), sugar
Located in Tatsuno City, Suehiro Shoyu has been using traditional methods to brew usukuchi (light colored) soy sauce since 1879.
Nomura-san's miso is some of the best we have ever tried. His commitment to his koji for each miso is a testament to his fine condiments, plus in Japan miso is everywhere and everyone uses it for this or that. Nomura-san’s aka (red) miso has a strong flavor, mixing sweet, salty and savory elements. This robustness in flavor is attained over a 3 year fermentation. This miso can be a great marinade for meats or used in miso soups that include vegetables like potatoes or pumpkin. Keep refrigerated.
Ingredients: soybean, barley (wheat), salt
Shipping Notes: all orders that include miso will be shipped on Mondays via Priority Mail or faster. The miso is shipped with a cold pack to keep it cool during shipping. It is fine if it arrives warm, just place in the refrigerator upon arrival.
Horikawaya Nomura is a 300 plus year old soy sauce & miso brewery located in Gobo City, Wakayama Prefecture. Over the centuries they have perfected their use of traditional techniques to produce some of the best soy sauce and miso that we have tasted.