Sansho Chirimen (White Fish With Japanese Peppercorn)

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Enchu Shokuhin
Ingredients:Chirimen (dried baby white fish) (domestic), soy sauce (including soybeans and wheat), starch syrup, mirin,sansho (Japanese pepper) (domestic), agar
Storage: Refrigerate after opening.

Sansho Chirimen is a specialty seasoning that combines two local Japanese ingredients:chirimen andsansho. Chirimen are dried baby white fish, while sansho, also known as “Japanese pepper”, are tiny seeds similar to Szechuan peppercorns, with a noticeable citrus flavor and surprisingly strong taste.

Founded 100 year ago and is now in its third generation, Enchu Shokuhin uses chirimen from Hiroshima Prefecture and combines them with sansho and other Japanese seasonings, then artfully cooks them in a kettle over an open fire without using white sugar. They stick to this traditional method, despite mass producers using steam kettles, because the heat from an open flame maintains an even and hotter temperature. The result is a luxurious blend of citrus and spice.

Suggested uses:Enjoy with rice, inonigiri (rice balls) or as a topping for salads.

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.

Customer Reviews

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Huan D.
Love It

This is great on rice and on an omelet. Wish it comes in a bigger jar. Love it.

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