Sesame-Orange Spice Blend
Why This Recipe Works
To enhance the yakisoba’s flavors, we top it with a simple homemade spice blend inspired by shichimi togarashi, the Japanese seven-spice mix. Instead of dried orange peel, we strip zest from the fruit and briefly microwave it to dry it out. Cayenne pepper and black pepper provide a spicy kick and sesame seeds, paprika, garlic powder, and ground ginger round out the mix.