Marumiya’s Classic Gomashio Sesame Salt Seasoning
Goma-shio (胡麻塩/ごましお: meaning sesame salt) is a traditional Japanese seasoning made from roasted sesame combined with salt.
Although it is a simple seasoning, as you can guess, Sekihan red rice can’t be completed in various respects without using it.
As I wrote before, you can make Gomashio from scratch at home in two different ways, but if you first want to know how it is or what it tastes like, I recommend this from Marumiya.
Marumiya Gomashio (ごましお)
Japan is now in the middle of the Golden Week holiday when festivals are annually held in many regions, including my neighborhood.
We customarily have Sekihan in such festivities, and I needed this Marumiya Gomashio for it today.
As you can see from the description on the package front, the product has been around since 1955.
It is one of the commercial Gomashio most loved by us Japanese, and now, it has become a staple in many households.
These sesame salt flakes are an essential condiment for Sekihan red rice, sprinkled over it the same way as Furikake.
To be exact, Gomashio and Furikake are different things, but they are so alike that the former can be a substitute for the latter.
Gomashio has a simple taste, but the simplicity accentuates the natural umami of rice and especially stands out in Onigiri.
And this Marumiya Gomashio brings out the best!
|Roasted black sesame seeds, Salt, Starch, Seaweed calcium, Amino acid seasoning|
|Salt equivalents||0.47 g|