Shichimi Togarashi

Shichimi Togarashi
Shichimi Togarashi
Shichimi Togarashi Shichimi Togarashi
100806 001
Net Weight:
3.1 oz
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Shichimi Togarashi is a vibrant spice blend. Cayenne pepper’s kicking heat stands front and center, supporting a mosaic of flavors. Woodsy, pine-laden black pepper and its capricious floral top notes plays in balance with the briny depth of nori and the zing of tangerine zest. Aromatic garlic fills in any missing holes in the base flavor while sesame and poppy seeds bring their nutty savor and fun crunch. We blend our Shichimi Togarashi on site in small batches, which helps guarantee that we provide our customers with the freshest and most flavorful spice blend possible.

Shichimi Togarashi was not invented by accident. This spice blend was developed in the year 1625, by an herbalist working at the Yagenbori herb shop in the city of Edo—what we now know as Tokyo. It was developed using the principles of Chinese medicine; every individual ingredient of the blend was carefully selected for the unique healing property it delivered. Named shichimi togarashi in recognition of its composition—shichi means “seven”, mi means “taste” or “flavor”, and togarashi means “pepper”—this “7-flavor pepper” blend was readily embraced by the public. The health benefits were lovely, but consumers were ultimately more interested in the delicious flavors provided by this complex blend.


Tips From Our Kitchen


This versatile blend is a popular table condiment in Japan, and is generally used to season food just before eating. Shichimi Togarashi is used to add both heat and flavor to soba or udon noodles, miso soup, and the seared beef dish, beef tataki. It goes well with fried food like tempura or a fatty pork confit. It’s great on grilled kebabs and makes gorgeous snacks, like spiced nuts and popcorn. It also makes a beautiful presentation sprinkled over crisp summer melon. We also like to use Shichimi Togarishi early in the cooking process when making a flavorful crust for bold fishes like tuna, mixed into burgers or ground pork, or as a coating for baked chicken wings.

Shichimi Togarashi is a potent blend; we recommend that you use 1/3 as much as you think you need at first.

We make this blend with black pepper, cayenne, tangerine zest, garlic, poppy seed, black sesame and nori.

This product is certified kosher.


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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 tsp

Amount Per Serving


% Daily Value*

Total Fat1g1%

Saturated Fat0g0%

Trans Fat0g

Polyunsaturated Fat0g

Monounsaturated Fat0g



Total Carbohydrate2.0g1%

Dietary Fiber1.1g5%

Total Sugars0.1g

Added Sugars0g0%

Sugar Alcohol0.0g


Vitamin D0mcg0%




*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. These values were calculated and therefore are approximate. For more

4.4 out of 5
15 total ratings.

Arlene C. (Verified buyer) 07/16/2021
2nd purchase My whole family loves it! We love Asian spices and heat. This packs a punch. A little goes a long way

Scott K. (Verified buyer) 04/02/2021
Love this stuff! I use this on just about everything at home. Fish, chicken, veggies, rice, you name it. It adds such a nice heat and flavor without being overpowering. I always add this to my cart when putting an order together!

Jason J. (Verified buyer) 05/19/2020
Addictive! I use in all my stir fry dishes and Asian soups. It adds that special something that you will crave.

Kirsten P. (Verified buyer) 05/09/2020
Great for the exploratory home chef! This adds zest to everything! Toss it in some Japanese curry, ramen, veggies or even ice cream and chocolate covered bananas! It's the perfect to spice up a traditional American spice rack.

Jay B. (Verified buyer) 05/05/2020
Shichimi Togarashi This spice mix has a complex peppery flavor. The black pepper is in perfect harmony with the cayenne and tangerine, so it's not only hot but tangy. This is an absolute must have for home ramen chefs at any level.

Larry G. (Verified buyer) 11/17/2019
So tasty! I bought this spice to add to mayo for Karaage (japanese-style fried chicken). It is a great compliment to the dish, and ohh so tasty! Spicesinc has done it again!

James H. (Verified buyer) 03/27/2019
Shichimi Togarashi- Japanese heat I love this as an oriental that has some heat to it. Good in rice and on any meat you can think of.

mark m. (Verified buyer) 12/18/2018
Togarashi Love it ,good blend of flavor and heat. Use it instead of pepper adds more flavor.

steve c. (Verified buyer) 07/28/2018
Happily Bachelored loves Shichimi Togarashi Hotter than I was expecting but very nice flavor, I use it in Asian dishes (to get that Chinese-food heat that's different from Mexican-food heat).

Christopher H. (Verified buyer) 05/06/2018
I've been using this on I've been using this on chicken I cook, as well as mixed vegetables (specifically broccoli, carrots, spinach and cauliflower) and it's quite tasty. It's a bit hot but not overpowering.
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