Japanese Pepper/Sansho — I

The Basics of Japanese Pepper
A Spice with Uncanny Properties

It’s a light brown powder that comes in a small glass bottle with a green label.  It appears on the table in Japanese restaurants where grilled eel is served.

Sansho Powder

Sansho Powder

Sansho, 山椒  translated as Japanese Pepper, is used by some people to sprinkle on top of Japanese style grilled chicken or eel, and that’s about it.  A strictly limited niche spice. Continue reading