RawSpiceBar April 2015 – Review – Tokyo Japan

Raw Spice Bar is a fairly new subscription box that delivers spices to your door every month. The spices are centered around a monthly theme and are made just days before being shipped out. The country theme for April was Toyko Japan.

Box: Raw Spice Bar
Cost: $6 / month
Shipping: FREE in US and Canada
What you get: each month you receive 3 different spice blends and some information and recipes on how to use them.

My RawSpiceBar for March didn’t arrive :( it’s lost somewhere in postal service space. I contacted Customer Service and they offered an extra month in lieu of the missing package.

This box is one of the more affordable boxes that are available, if you like to try new foods and recipes for $6/ month it’s worth giving this one a try. April’s Spice Journey came with 3 spice blends and three recipes. There are more details on RawSpiceBar’s webpage they usually include tips and tricks on their site which i totally appreciate.


April’s Spice Journey

 Shichimi Togarashi – Grilled Pork Tenderloin


Shichimi Togarashi

Our first spice packet and Recipe are for Shichimi Togarashi ‘Seven Flavour Chile Pepper’ to use with Grilled Pork Tenderloin. Pork Tenderloin isn’t something we eat but I’m sure the recipe will translate well with Chicken or Beef. BBQ Season is pretty much here so most likely will be using this soon.

Spicy Gomasio – Gomasio & Avocado Soba Noodles

Spicy Gomasio Soba

Spicy Gomasio

The Second Spice and Recipe this month are Spicy Gomasio for the Gomasio & Avocado Soba Noodles. This spice mix seems very simple with just White and Black Sesame seeds, red chile and sea salt. I’ve never tried soba noodles before so this will be another new dish for me.

Matcha & Chia Mochi


Matcha and Chia Mochi

The third spice and recipe this month are Matcha & Chia to use with the Matcha & Chia Mochi Recipe. I’ve heard of mochi ice cream, but this recipe is for a cake, I’m pretty curious on what the texture of this will be.

I really don’t know much about Japanese Food because I’ve never heard of any of these spice mixes. That’s what I like about this subscription aside from the cost, it introduces me to cuisines and recipes that I would never have attempted to try on my own. You can find out more about RawSpiceBar Here.


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