You need ‘Green Shiso’ leaves to make this salad. Alternatively ‘Perilla’ that has similar scent can be used. I used to have so much difficulties to find ‘Shiso’ but now I am growing ‘Shiso’ in my garden. I bought seeds of ‘Aojiso’, Japanese Green Shiso, from a store in NSW on eBay. If you like ‘Shiso’, why don’t you try growing them yourself?


4 Servings


1 Continental Cucumber *about 300g
1/4 teaspoon Salt
4-5 leaves Shiso *thinly sliced
1/2 to 1 Chilli *thinly sliced
1-2 teaspoons Sesame Oil
1 pinch Sugar

  1. Cut Cucumber in quarter lengthways and cut diagonally. Or cut it as you like. Sprinkle Salt and massage, then set aside.
  2. Add all other ingredients and mix to combine.