Monday, January 24, 2011

Ichimi KitKat

Ichimi Togarashi KitKat

Shichimi Togarashi (seven flavor chili pepper) is a staple in my kitchen. It's a spicy seasoning that is typically made from seven ingredients, one of them being red pepper flakes. It's delicious on udon and ramen, and I sometimes use it on curry or donburi.

Ichimi Togarashi (one flavor chili pepper) is also available, but it's just red pepper. Shichimi has more of a distinctly Japanese flavor with the added nori and sesame seeds, but those flavors might muddle up a KitKat, so Ichimi was probably a better choice for a flavoring.

Ichimi Togarashi KitKat

I could smell the pepper right away. The chocolate was a bit bloomed from its journey (since it was shipped at a time when it was still fairly warm in that part of Japan but cold where I live), and it looked like dark chocolate.

The red pepper had a nice, slow-building heat that was noticeable but not too strong. Dark chocolate was definitely a good choice for this flavor; the slight bitterness went well with the pepper flavor. I wish I had ordered more than just one mini bar!

B+

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4 comments:

Chromatic said...

HOW HAVE I NEVER COME ACROSS YOUR BLOG BEFORE?!

hahahah this is great :D Im so down to try it!

ebidebby said...

I'm glad you found my blog! Thanks for commenting :D

prettyprettyyumyum said...

Oooh I had this while I was in Nagano a couple weeks ago!!! I had never seen that spice blend before and was skeptical about this kitkat but it's now one of my favourites. I love the dark chocolate and chilli together. Soooooo good!

ebidebby said...

You should definitely try the spice blend! It's so good on udon!