When the very best ingredients come together, an extraordinary fusion of flavours is created. One of these incredible fusions is Shichimi Togarashi, also known as the “seven flavour chili”.
No less than seven since 7 is the magical number of balance in Asian philosophy…these 7, brought together, are so well known in Japan that every kitchen will have it. From now onwards, if you love cooking, you won’t dare leave it out from your recipes.
Ground chilli peppers, toasted tangerine peel, black and white sesame seeds, Japanese pepper, nori seaweed and ginger…all ground and mixed to perfection. The Shichimi Togarashi, or Seven Flavour Chili, is so powerful that you must use it with care and caution, unless you love spice above all else.
Japanese cuisine uses it for very specific dishes, but definitely don’t limit yourself; use it in meats, salads and fish. Your food will taste great and you’ll be the envy of all.
And its benefits…there are countless benefits, which we can’t possibly ignore, although it would take days, since the benefits of each 7 ingredients must be included, to name them all. If we’re in love with all 7 ingredients separately, imagine them all together, in perfect harmony!