Fresh Sansho – Kyoto
When distilled, Sansho delivers an oily and heavy distillate, rich in flavour and wildly aromatic with strong citric notes of kaffir lime, lemongrass upfront and a warming peppery spice that follows.
The Japanese Peppercorn grows on a small, spiny shrub belonging to the citrus and rue family and can be found in many areas of Japan. The peppercorns are extremely aromatic and feature in many recipes in Japanese cuisine.
The leaves (Kinome) and the male flowers (Hana –Sansho) are also abundant in flavour and are used in many local dishes. We use both of these in our recipe alongside the peppercorns for a more complex flavour.