8 Furikake flavors to spice up your food

8 Furikake flavors to spice up your food

Furikake is a powder you sprinkle on rice which comes in small particles, minced, and is primarily used as a seasoning specifically to supplement a certain food. In Japan, it is sprinkled over rice and most of the time used on rice balls and obento which is the Japanese traditional food on a lunch box. Many stock different flavors and enjoy a certain flavor depending on the mood of that certain day. Its use is not limited to rice alone but it could be used with other food as well. The Furikake is loved by many young and old. With that stated, you shoukd try all of the following!



 

8 Furikake flavors to spice up your food

 

1. Sake

8 Furikake flavors to spice up your food_sake

Sake furikake is the classic Japanese salmon which is loved by both children and adults. There are also homemade versions which are made based on a chosen seasoning. The dried furikake is the most famous but there are also soft moistened furikakes available. The “Marumiya no Mazekomi Wakame Sake” (Marumiya`s Mixed Seaweed Salmon) is highly recommended.

 

2. Tarako

8 Furikake flavors to spice up your food_tarako

The Japanese Cod roe “Tarako” comes after Sake in popularity. Tarako is the ovary of the Japanese Cod, Tara. You can enjoy the Tarako with rice, pasta, potato and salad. Tarako when matched with soy sauces turns your meal into a Japanese meal and when matched with mayonaise lets you enjoy your meal western style. The “Marumiya no Softo Furikake Tarako” or Marumiya’s Soft Furikake Tarako is a very good recommendation.

 

3. Okaka

8 Furikake flavors to spice up your food_okaka

Okaka furikake is the Japanese Katsuobushi or also called Bonito which is a kind of tuna, dried and shaved. It is the staple ingredient for the Japanese rice balls. There are also a variety of combinations such as combination with the Konbu or Kelp and Ume Shiso or Plum.

 

4. Yukari

8 Furikake flavors to spice up your food_yukari

“Yukari” is a product name for a red sprinkle or red perilla furikake. It is something very indespensible in the Japanese dinning table. Many different products have already gone out in the market but nothing has ever taken the place of Yukari as the most loved product for the longest time. Aside from the rice, it could also be enjoyed with a cucumber and mixed with the fried rice.

 

5. Takana

8 Furikake flavors to spice up your food_takana

Takana furikake is a vegetable eaten like pickles. The Takana could be enjoyed in different ways such as the “Ochazuke” Japanese way of eating food with grean tea, fried rice, pasta, toasted bread and a many more. The “Marumiya no Sofuto Furikake Chirimen Takana” or the Marumiya`s Soft Crepe Sprinkled Takana is a recommendation.

 

6. Noritama

8 Furikake flavors to spice up your food_noritama

Noritama furikake is a type of furikake which is a combination of the seaweed and egg. It is very popular in children to the point of it being known as the furikake itself. Aside from eating it with rice, enjoying the Noritama with the toasted bread, margarine and mayonnaise could also be very delicious!

 

7. Wasabi

8 Furikake flavors to spice up your food_wasabi

Wasabi furikake is a very famous spicy furikake. Using it with the Ochazuke or the Japanese manner of eating rice with grean tea is of course okay but it can also be enjoyed with boiled vegetables or could be topped on a tofu. The “Nagatanien no Otona Furikake Wasabi” or Nagatani`s Sprinkled Wasabi Adult Taste . There are also other tastes matched for the adult consumers they come in various tastes.

 

8. Yakiniku

Yakiniku furikake is very popular among men. The “Nagatanien no Chofurikake Yakiniku” or The Nagatani Super Furikake Grilled Meat is a recommendation. This furikake is mostened but inside it is a crispy texture and is large in grain. The rich taste is a characteristic of this new evolution version. This time, you may not need to mix it with any other food because the number 1 way to enjoy it is to top it on a warm rice.

 

Conclusion

There you go. There are also others such as the cheeze flavors available in bottles and raw furikakes. You could enjoy these furikake to enjoy their taste but take not that they are very indespensible to the “kyaraben” or character lunchbox meals in Japan. These delicious sprinkles also give color to rice. Enjoy the variety of recipes possible with these furikake. Enjoy the Japanese furikake!

 

8 Furikake flavors to spice up your food

1. Sake
2. Tarako
3. Okaka
4. Yukari
5. Takana
6. Noritama
7. Wasabi
8. Yakiniku