Hatomugi, Kokuto & Shichimi Okaki (Pearl Barley, Okinawa Black Sugar & Seven Spice Rice Crackers)


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Producer:Shoku Media
Prefecture: Tochigi
Ingredients:Sticky rice (from Tochigi), hatomugi (pearl barley) (from Tochigi), vegetable oil, soy sauce (non-GMO, includes soy and wheat), kokuto (Okinawa black sugar), shichimi togarashi (seven spice blend) (includes sesame)
Vegan, Dairy-free
Storage: Room temperature

Known simply as hatomugi in Japanese, this local grain has many names in English including Pearl Barley, Job’s Tears, Tear Grass, Coix Seed, and Adlay Millet. It’s indigenous to several tropical regions in Asia and has risen in popularity as a staple ingredient in both health foods and skincare products. 

The use of hatomugi in these okaki (rice crackers) gives them a mild nutty taste and a lighter texture when compared to typical rice crackers. They are then seasoned with shichimi, a Japanese seven-spice blend that typically contains yuzu, ginger, red chili pepper, seaweed, black and white sesame seeds, and Japanese peppercorns called sansho. This gives them a kick of spice and flavor which is balanced by the subtle sweetness of kokuto (Okinawa black sugar). 

Hatomugi Labo is a division of Shoku Media, which focuses on promoting Oyama City’s abundant hatomugi in both health food and skincare products. The company produces products such as teas, jams, syrups, cereals, grain blends, furikake, and even cola, while also working with a restaurant in Oyama City called Cucina MOD MIO to create dishes that feature hatomugi in new ways. The cosmetic branch of the company, Oyama Shizuku, creates items such as makeup remover, toner, soap, and moisturizer to help customers with everything from blemishes to sunburns. 

Suggested uses: Enjoy these spicy and savory crackers as is or with a cup of any of ourJapanese teas.


DISCLAIMER: We provide ingredients and common allergens based on the packaging as a reference only. Please consume with caution based on your own individual health concerns as we cannot guarantee the presence or lack of certain ingredients, allergens and/or animal products.

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