SWEET WITH HERBAL FLAVOR AND A FLOWERY UNDERTONE.
Shiso are the leafs of the perilla plant, a herb that’s part of the mint family. The herb is native to the higher lands of China and India, however now the plant can be found worldwide. In China the herb is known as zǐsū, which is the origin of the Japanese name for the herb: shiso. This name is also the name that’s predominantly used in international kitchens. Shiso comes in different colors of which we produce the purple and bicolored type.
In the Japanese cuisine, shiso is extensively used as garnishment or in pickled forms. However, also in the finest kitchens of the Netherlands, chefs like to use our Shiso in many ways. For example, Restaurant Rouhi created a beautiful vegetarian dish, that contains celeriac from the BBQ, nashi pear, dashi, truffle, and buckwheat, topped with Bright and Spicy Mix and some of our Shiso Bi Coloured leaves.