What is Shichimi?
Shichimi Togarashi Okumura uses these ingredients
Our Shichimi is made from chilli, orange peel, shiso, dried seaweed, sesame, hempseed and sansho
※Orange peel means dried skin of orange
We mix shichimi as your requests.
Difference between Shichimi and Ichimi
Shichimi is made from 7different types of Ingredients
Shichi means seven in Japanese.
We say Shichimi meaning made from 7different types of Ingredients including chilli.
It is depends on shops or other brands as to how much ingredients are put in, so the flavour can vary
Ichimi made from chilli only
Dried chilli ground to powder is Ichimi
Ichi means one in Japanese. That’s why we call Ichimi
How can we use Shichimi or Ichimi?
It is suitable for making foods more aromatic rather than spicy
Ichimi is suitable for making foods spicy
How can we keep Shichimi after opened
Keep dry and avoid moisture and lights,
Put it in sealing container and keep it in fridge or freezer.
Our packages is good quality and has zipper so it is very useful.
We recommend you to keep Shichimi and Sansho in fridge or freezer.
You can keep them unrefridgerated but they may start losing aroma
The aroma is weakened by humidity
When the package is opened the aroma can escape quickly like steam from boiled water
That’s why we recommend to keep cold.
Characteristic of Kyoto Shichimi
The ways of mixing for Shichimi’s is characterized by regions.
People from Kyoto tend to like aroma of sansho so lot’s of shops in Kyoto sell Shichimi with
additional sansho. We usually add extra sansho for Shichimi which will suite a variety of foods.
We can mix additional or reduce sansho as your request.