Seven-spice chili pepper

 

The exact spices used in this hot seasoning vary slightly by manufacturer but usually include a combination of the following: powdered red chili pepper, black pepper, sesame seeds, dried mandarin orange peel, green nori seaweed flakes, prickly ash pods, hemp seeds and poppy seeds. It is sprinkled onto noodle and nabe (refers to a variety of communal one-pot meals) dishes as well as yakitori (grilled chicken skewers).