organic black shichimi powder
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Black Shichimi is Kyoto’s famous seven-spice blend, where sansho pepper is the star. While every shichimi has the same ingredients, everyone in Kyoto will tell you that the taste depends entirely on who is putting it together! Here is one variety combined by the finest spice-maker in Wakayama prefecture. Our black shichimi flavor is hard to imagine, yet once you’ve tried it, you’ll never forget the taste!
what’s in the box?
Shichimi is a traditional Japanese condiment that has been used to add a little spicy, flavorful touch in Japanese kitchens for centuries. But if shichimi can be literally translated to « seven flavors », this spice mix grade is generally all about the quality of its basic first ingredient, which is ground red chili pepper. Well, as the name suggests, six other spices are added to the mix but may vary greatly depending on the producer. The result is usually a nice red or orange-colored Shichimi blend, full of heat. This basic « red » shichimi is really nice to twist your favorite dish, but we have better: the black version of this seven-spice mix, stronger, spicier, finer, in a word: better!
For those unfamiliar, black shichimi is made from the same ingredient as the red one, but the fabrication process is different. To obtain its specific spice harmony flavor, its unique high fragrance smoky taste, and its distinctive pleasant mouthfeel, our black shichimi raw spices are roasted, finely ground, then carefully rubbed to get a unique dark brown color. The result is a spice mix full of a gentle spiciness and complex umami flavor. Compared to the basic « red » shichimi version, the taste and aroma are further improved, in order to leave a truly sublime taste in your mouth, a wonderful symphony of flavors that you absolutely have to try!
If you're looking for an original alternative to pepper, look no further than our special black shichimi powder blend! As our blend is versatile enough to be used both in Eastern and Western dishes, your possibilities for pairing this spice with your favorite recipe are huge!
First things first, Japanese chefs use the spice mix in different ways, as it goes well with almost everything! First, with noodles like udon or soba, yakisoba, sukiyaki, Japanese hot pots, tofu, pickles.
If you want to cook it in a Western way, it will also perfectly match with your grilled meats, steak, or burger. You have to try it as a special spicy weapon at your next barbecue party!
It also goes especially well with fish such as salmon or tuna or with prawns. Or add it onto your vegetables such roasted broccoli, spinach, avocado, salads, salad sauce, miso or mayo, for a unique tingle.
It can also be added to a wide range of fried preparations, including fried chicken or fried eggs.
Of course, it will match with your rice, pasta, pizza, pasta salad recipes too. Just be creative and don’t be shy about slathering it on everything you like in order to bring out its flavor, it will turn out perfect!
Discover how to cook it perfectly on our « RECIPES » page. To try it is to love it!
ready to spill the beans
For Japanese ramen master chef Matsunaga-san, this special black shichimi blend powder is great for any grilled meat. He loves to use it as a rub to form a nice crust on quick-cooking meat or simply as a marinade for chicken wings. It will surely add even more spiced goodness to your pork recipes or as a new addition to your best burger recipes too.
For organic farmer Nagaoka-san, both gourmand and gourmet, the strong but slow burn taste of his black shichimi blend will particularly fit well with any salty-sweet dish! With veggies such as pumpkins, lotus roots, sweet potatoes, or fruits such as pineapple, bananas. You can take it a step further with his wonderfully simple recipe: just sprinkle some of this fantastic powder on top of your Bloody Mary to add a unique kick of spiciness! A must-try!
Both chief and producer are proud to share recipes with their organic black shichimi blend powder, from starter to dessert, in order to make the best use of its unique taste. Let yourself be guided and open the spice box to embark on a trip to Japan and its flavors!
More on our « RECIPES » page.
good spice, good life
Black shichimi seven-spice blend is good for you! This premium spice blend is not only good for enhancing your favorite dish, but it’s also your body’s best buddy! Indeed, our powder has many health benefits and can be used to treat, or at least alleviate certain everyday ailments. A good reason, in addition to its taste, to try it!
Here is a good reason, in addition to its taste properties, to buy our black shichimi blend. Originally this spice mix was first sold in pharmacies for its medicinal properties. Indeed, this mixture has many properties due to the excellent spices that compose it. To learn more about its properties, refer to the properties of the spices composing it sold in our web store.
Check it out and you will see that is truly your body’s best buddy, I am telling you!
And since we love green, all our products and packaging have an eco-friendly approach to resource management and environmental protection, in order to consider the complex interrelationships of an entire ecosystem. All-natural, pesticide-free, no colorings, no fillers, no additives, no msg, no preservatives, dried naturally, and prepared using traditional Japanese techniques, our products are 100% organic, 100% pure, 100% delicious!
Discover how we think green on our « CONCEPT » page.
choose your box!
Great care also went into the packaging of this special black shichimi blend powder - since spices lose their strong flavor and scent when opened and left exposed to air for too long, this powder is packed into small packets. This lets you use just as much or as little as you want, without worrying about the rest losing its freshness.
Check our « TIPS » page to learn more about the spice conservation process!
Your spice box will come in a typical and elegant Japanese origami packaging, transporting you to Japan right from the first glance, but you can also check out our related flatpack products.
A question, an observation? Check out our « FAQ » section, and if you can't find an answer, then ask!
Ingredient : mix of japanese sansho pepper, chili flakes, dried red shiso leaves, white sesame seeds, black sesame seeds, hemp seeds, poppy seeds (from Wakayama prefecture).
CONTAINS SESAME SEEDS
Processed, sorted and packed in Japan.
Packed in food grade sealed spice pouch.
Net weight : 10g (0,35oz).
Country of origin : Japan.
Conditions and length of preservation: when sealed, store in a dry, cool place and away from the light. Once opened, store in the refrigerator, consume quickly.
After contact with the air, the color and taste of spices may change, but they remain edible.