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Shiso Leaves - 10pc

Original price HK$28.00 - Original price HK$28.00
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HK$28.00 - HK$28.00
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Shiso leaves, also known as Perilla leaves, are a type of herb that is popular in Asian cuisine, particularly in Japanese, Korean, and Thai cooking.

They come from the Perilla plant, which belongs to the mint family. Shiso leaves have a unique flavor profile that can be described as a combination of mint, basil, and anise. They have a refreshing and slightly tangy taste, with hints of citrus and spice.

Shiso leaves are commonly used as a garnish, added to salads, sushi, and sashimi. They are also used to wrap ingredients in dishes like Korean ssam or Japanese hand rolls.
In addition to their culinary uses, shiso leaves are believed to have some health benefits. They are rich in antioxidants and contain vitamins and minerals.

Overall, shiso leaves add a distinctive flavor and visual appeal to various dishes, making them a popular ingredient in many Asian cuisines.

How to use Shiso Leaves? 
Shiso leaves are versatile and can be used in various ways to enhance the flavors of your dishes. Here are some common ways to use shiso leaves:

1. Garnish: Use whole shiso leaves as a beautiful and aromatic garnish for sushi, sashimi, salads, or any dish that could benefit from a fresh herbal touch.

2. Wrapping: Shiso leaves can be used as wrappers for ingredients like rice, meat, or vegetables. They add a unique flavor and visual appeal to dishes like Korean ssam (lettuce wraps) or Japanese hand rolls.

3. Infused Oil: Create a flavorful infused oil by steeping shiso leaves in warm oil. This can be drizzled over salads, grilled meats, or used as a finishing touch for various dishes.

4. Tempura: Dip shiso leaves in a light tempura batter and fry them until crisp. The result is a delicious and crispy appetizer or side dish.

5. Tea or Flavored Water: Steep fresh or dried shiso leaves in hot water for a refreshing herbal tea or infuse them in cold water for a flavorful and aromatic beverage.

6. Pesto or Sauce: Blend shiso leaves with other herbs, nuts, garlic, and olive oil to create a unique and flavorful pesto or sauce. This can be used as a pasta sauce, spread, or marinade.

Remember, the flavor of shiso leaves is delicate, so it's best to add them towards the end of cooking or use them raw to preserve their unique taste and aroma. Experiment with different recipes and dishes to explore the versatility of shiso leaves in your culinary creations.

Produce of: China 

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