In Japanese restaurants, you'll often find a bowl of shichimi togarashi (Japanese seven-spice powder) on the table, much as you find salt and pepper shakers on the table at every American diner. It's sprinkled on noodles, stirred into soup, and used as a dip. Which of the following is not an ingredient in seven-spice powder?
1. black sesame seeds
2. white sesame seeds
3. ground ginger
4. nori (seaweed)
5. tangerine peel
6. Szechuan peppercorns
7. star anise
8. cayenne pepper
Please leave your answer in the comments, and let us know whether you have this ingredient in your pantry.
[Last week's answer: Hoisin sauce.]
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