Grow your own Japanese micro herbs! Bring real Japanese flavours to sushi, garnishes, salads and stir fries. Japanese shiso leaf is probably the most famous, with its distinctive flavour and jagged spade-shaped leaves. It’s almost impossible to buy these herbs fresh in the Europe, but with this set of Japanese seeds you’ll have them on your dishes without even leaving the continent.
When young, use the herbs as garnishes or salad leaves. When more mature, use like green vegetables and add to stir fries, soups and rice dishes. The seed set includes:
- Shiso Japanese Basil – fragrant leaves that can be used as a garnish for cold noodle or tofu dishes when young. Use larger leaves to wrap an onigiri (rice ball), or fry in tempura batter for a crispy side dish. Also try using the larger leaves to wrap fish and seafood before grilling.
- Hawk Claw Chilli Pepper – intensely hot, small red chilli peppers shaped like a hawk’s claw. Also known as takanotsume in Japan, the Hawk Claw chilli pepper is often used dried and ground over hot udon noodle dishes. Or finely slice fresh ones and add fiery heat to curries or soups.
- Wasabina Mustard Greens – as the name suggests, wasabina leaves have a spicy, wasabi-like flavour. Use the young leaves like rocket in salads, or stir fry mature leaves as a spicy alternative to spinach or shungiku.
Each pouch includes seeds, peat mix, and guidelines on planting and caring for your herbs.
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