shiso

  • Vegetables

    Marinated Shiso (Perilla) Leaves

    My Green Shiso (Perilla) plants have been growing very well this summer. It’s hard to keep up eating the fragrant leaves, because I am the only one who wants to eat them. I looked for a new way to enjoy Shiso leaves, and found that many people marinate them in Soy Sauce. I instantly thought …

  • Dressings & Vinaigrettes

    Oil-Free ‘Shiso’ Perilla Dressing

    ‘Aojiso’, Green Shiso (Perilla), is impossible to purchase where I live. Luckily Shiso is easy to grow. Since I started growing it, I can enjoy the refreshing Shiso leaves every summer. This is a really good way to use it. Super simple, very refreshing, light flavoured, oil-free dressing, that goes well with Lettuce. It’s good …

  • Takikomigohan

    Black Bean & ‘Yukari’ Glutinous Rice

    ‘Yukari (ゆかり)’ is a Furikake (Rice Seasoning) and it is made of dried Red Shiso leaves. When I cooked Glutinous Rice with Black Beans, I added it because the rice didn’t turn purple as I wished, and I thought the flavour of the rice was too bland. The rice tastes nicer and looks prettier with …

  • Vegetables

    ‘Yukari’ Daikon

    ‘Yukari (ゆかり)’ is a Furikake (Rice Seasoning) made from Red Shiso Leaves. It can be used as a seasoning for a variety of dishes. This is one of them and it is super easy. Just mix Daikon (White Radish) and ‘Yukari’. You can add other vegetables such as Cucumber, Carrot, Lettuce, Onion, or etc. Makes …

  • Chicken

    ‘Yukari’ Chicken

    ‘Yukari (ゆかり)’ is a Furikake (Rice Seasoning) made from Red Shiso Leaves. It is very popular in Japan and many Asian grocery stores in Australia sell it. It is salty and has a hint of sourness that is the same sourness of ‘Umeboshi’, the pickled Ume fruits. ‘Yukari’ can be used as a seasoning for …

  • Mazegohan

    ‘Yukari’ Rice

    You might have seen a bag of fine purple crumbles at Asian grocery stores. The product’s name is ‘Yukari (ゆかり)’ and it’s a Furikake (Rice Seasoning). You sprinkle it over cooked rice or mix with cooked rice. These purple crumbles are dried Red Shiso leaves, that are most commonly used to pickle Ume (similar to …

  • Sea Vegetables

    Shiso Wakame Sprinkles

    I am very fond of this kind or Sprinkles to eat with or mix with Rice. Many Asian grocery stores sell some products but I have never seen ‘Shiso (Perilla) Wakame Sprinkles’ in Australia. Since I started growing Shiso in my garden, I have some harvest every year, and I wanted to make ‘Shiso Wakame …

  • Chicken

    Sweet Chilli & Shiso (Basil) Chicken Balls

    My Shiso plants did not grow well this summer in 2020, but I still can harvest lovely aromatic leaves. I know Shiso is hard to find for many of us, that’s why I am growing them in the garden. Basil can be used instead. Common Basil, Thai Basil, or similar fragrant herbs are all good. …

  • Vegetables

    Tomato & Shiso Salad

    If you are lucky to have Shiso (Perilla), try this simple salad. You may wish to add extra ingredients such as Garlic and Chilli. But I believe a simple dressing such as ‘Ponzu’ is the best to enjoy the flavour and fragrance of Shiso. If you make this salad using Basil, add some Garlic. Makes …

  • Mazegohan

    Pickled Ginger & Shiso Mazegohan

    Pickled sliced ginger, commonly called ‘Gari’ or ‘Amazu Shoga’ in Japanese, is often served with Sushi. I bought a bag of ‘Pickled Sliced Ginger’ when I made Sushi to entertain friends, but there was a lot of leftover. Do you also have any leftover ‘Pickled Ginger’?Basically it is young ginger thinly sliced, salted, and pickled …

  • Vegetables

    Salted Cucumber & Shiso Salad

    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 …

  • Vegetables

    Spicy ‘Shiso’ Perilla Miso

    Last year, I decided to grow ‘Shiso’ Perilla by myself and bought seeds online. Half-purple type perilla grew so well and Japanese ‘Green Shiso’ is also growing at last. Now I have too many ‘Shiso’ leaves. ‘Shiso Tsukudani’ is a good way to use up many leaves and this is another one, and it is …

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