Shichimi Togarashi in cobble hill area?
I'm looking for Shichimi Togarashi in the cobble hill area and have had no luck so far. Planning to do a pickled ramp recipe that calls for it. I've tried Sahadi's, the veg place near sahadi's (which has a lot of asian spices and sauces but not this one sadly), Pacific Market, and Two for the Pot (they have chinese 5 spice blend but not japanese 7 spice blend). Any suggestions close by (would rather not trek into manhattan)?
187 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Two for the Pot
200 Clinton St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
I looked there, they did not have it -- they had something called Ichimi Togarashi which appears to just be chili powder (according to the label anyway...and it looks like its not a mixture). I asked someone who worked there and they were pretty sure that wasn't the same as Shichimi togarashi.
I decided to make a compound butter w/ my excess ramps instead (can't bear the thought of them going off and I've already done a couple of dishes with them) but will either make my own or order online for next batch of ramps.
Here is an online recipe. http://www.recipesource.com/ethnic/as...
Like others have said, some of the korean grocery stores might carry it, or possibly an asian-owned fish market (Ive had some luck getting Japanese ingredients at these in park slope) or a health food store.
But frankly, you can probably throw together a similar thing.
The sansho spice itself is prickly ash that is sort of related to szechuan pepper - so I might throw in a few of those peppercorns, ground to sub.
Shichimi togarashi has both a chile and vegetal flavor.