Steak Flavor Furikake featuring Vegemaca from Welcia
When I shopped at a Welcia drugstore the other day, a Furikake/ふりかけ product piqued my interest because I had never seen such a flavor before.
The item had a steak flavor supervised by a university professor serving on the board of directors for the Vege-Maca Association, and I grabbed one to try.
Steak Flavor Furikake by Nagatanien & Welcia
The steak Furikake is a collab product by Nagatanien/永谷園 and Welcia featuring a vitality vegetable called vegemaca and seems only sold by the Japanese drugstore chain.
I had never heard of vegemaca/ベジマカ either, but based on some online sources, it refers to the domestically-grown or Japan-made raw maca eaten as a vegetable.
Although the meat-like flakes mainly consist of soybean protein, they are flavored with beef extract, garlic, pepper, and so on and emit a good smell that makes me hungry when sprinkled.
And to my surprise, these granules were amazingly flavorful and tasty! They go perfectly on a warm bowl of white rice with an addictive taste reminiscent of juicy steak spiced with black pepper!
Meat flavor flakes (Soybean protein, Vegetable oil/fat, Sugar, Milk sugar, Yeast extract, Salt, Maltose, Hydrolyzed vegetable protein, Garlic, Onion, Pork extract, Rice miso, Powdered soy sauce, Flavor oil, Pepper, Chicken extract, Onion paste, Beef extract), Sesame, Pepper, Chili pepper, Maca powder, Seasoning (including Amino acid), Caramel pigment, Flavoring, Antioxidant (Vitamin E) (Partially including Wheat, Milk component, Beef, Sesame, Soybean, Chicken, and Pork)
|Salt Equivalents||1.3 g|
|Vegemaca Powder||100 mg|