I discovered shichimi at the Japanese restaurant Wagamamas’.

Shichimi is a Japanese spice mixture containing seven ingredients:

  1. Coarsely ground red chilli pepper (the main ingredient)
  2. Ground sanshō (Japanese pepper)
  3. Roasted orange peel
  4. Black sesame
  5. White sesame seed
  6. Hemp seed
  7. Ground ginger
  8. Nori or aonori (seaweed)

If there was only one food type that I could eat for the rest of my life, I would choose Japanese food; typically fresh, healthy and with so much flavour. Shichimi is the perfect accompaniment and adds pep to any dish. 



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