Togarashi means “chiles” in Japanese. This is a popular bright red-orange Japanese spice blend that is normally sprinkled over Japanese noodle dishes, such as udon and soba. It includes red chili pepper, black pepper, nori, orange peel and sesame seeds. It is excellent as a seasoning on potatoes for oven or home fries and is also delicious on steamed vegetables such as broccoli with sesame oil. Nanami Togarashi also brings out the clean flavours in tuna tartare or scallop ceviche.