here is a special spice selection from Japanese ramen master chef, Matsunaga-san!
It's the Japanese version of Sichuan pepper in a slightly different way, flavored to perfection, subtle and excellent for your health! Until you have experienced it, sansho pepper flavor is hard to imagine, yet once you’ve tried it you’ll never forget the taste!You can enjoy here a sansho pepper powder, a unique Japanese pepper that has a fresh aroma and spicy flavor. Made with care and love by our VIP (Very Important Producer) Nagaoka-san from the mountain of Wakayama, well-known for its production of premium sansho pepper, this premium powder is famous worldwide for having a rich aroma and great umami when added to any dish. It’s truly a wonderful and versatile spice to give a kick to your favorite recipes. Sansho’s flavor takes about fifteen seconds for it to give all its nuances. Then, you can feel this spice sublime scent that reminds fresh lemon and woody citrus. It will deliver all its roundness and its finesse at end of the mouth. You will find then a savory flavor of lemongrass and its minty freshness on a spicy and subtly peppery background, reminiscent of lemon & white pepper.On the spicy side, we could compare sansho to Sichuan pepper, both being not in the pungent berries family but in berries with astonishing anesthetic properties that don’t sting but rather procure a very pleasant feeling on the tongue and lips.
If you like soft flavor, sansho pepper is very fragrant and have to be used sparingly in all kind of dishes, from starter to dessert. For strong spices aficionados, it may be interesting to grill it for 2 or 3 minutes in a pan and dry so that it releases more flavor.Our advice to start to spice up your life with sansho pepper is to simply mix it with salt to make a versatile « sansho flavored salt" and to sprinkle the preparation on your favorite grilled meat. It is the pepper that suits Kobe beef or beef tataki so it will sure twist your barbecue and/or grills parties!