An Asian seasoning that consists of a variety of spices mixed together to provide a very hot and spicy flavor as well as a distinctive aroma. Ingredients will vary, but some of common items may include dried red chile peppers (Togarashi flakes), Japanese pepper (Sanshou berries), white sesame seeds, white poppy seeds, black hemp seeds, dried mandarin orange peel, dried seaweed (Nori flakes), prickly ash pods, and ginger, combined to create this spicy seasoning. Often referred to as a seven-spice seasoning, seven flavor spice, seven spice, shichimi torgarshi, or hichimi togarshi, this blend consists of a group of ingredients that are selected to be combined together for use in flavoring soups, noodle dishes, stews, and meat dishes.

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