Shiso Leaves Green, Mint, anise

Category: Leaves

Shiso Leaves Green in Japan called ‘Oba’. There is no (raw) fish dish without one or more leafs.

Taste / Aroma
Mint, anise
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Asparagus, Coquille St Jacques, Lobster, Mussel, Oyster, Rhubarb, Strawberry, Valentine's Day
Cold, 2-7 °C


The very mild, but outspoken, taste with its strong fragrance makes it suitable to mix it into a salad. Take a small slice of fresh tuna, dip it in some Kikkoman soy sauce, wrap it into a Shiso Green Leaf and be amazed. A treat to your mouth.

Taste Friends

Try fresh tuna tartar mixed with fine shallots, some pepper and salt, a touch of soy sauce and some fresh chopped Shiso Green Leaves on top. In Asia it is popular as a Tempura. But as a variation we have fried a (well-dried with tissue paper) leaf in oil, and used it as decoration on a piece of meat. (dry it after frying on some paper and add some sea-salt.


Shiso Leaves Green in Japan called ‘Oba’. There is no (raw) fish dish without one or more leafs. The main reason, next to its good taste, is the belief that the leaf is an intestine stimulant and protects against (mild) food poisoning.


Shiso Leaves are available year round and can easily be stored for up to nine days at a temperature of 2-7°C. Produced in a socially responsible culture, Shiso Leaves meet the hygienic kitchen standards. The products only need rinsing, since they are grown clean and hygienically. 


Sweet, Salty, Sour, Bitter, Umami
Asian, Chinese, Creolic, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Thai
Baking, Blanching, Blending, Blitzing / Mashing, Bruising, Canning, Chopping, Confiture, Covering, Decoration, Deep frying, Extracting, Fermenting, Freezing, Garnish, Gel, Hot infusion, Marinating, Pickling, Smoke, Sous vide, Steaming, Stir frying, Syrup
Alcohol, Breakfast, Cocktail, Crustaceans, Dessert, Fish, Fruit, Functional, Infusion, Lunch, Main course, Meat, Salad, Sandwich, Snack, Soup, Starter, Sushi, Tea, Vegetarian, Vegetables, Water
Taste Friends
Gin, Vodka, Cheese (others), Chocolate, Prawns, Lobster, Crab, Crustaceans others, Cod, Eel, Monkfish, Salmon, Fish (saltwater), Fish (freshwater), Shellfish, Apple, Banana, Citrus, Coconut, Cucumber, Grapefruit, Kalamansi, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Mango, Orange, Passion fruit, Peach, Pear, Pineapple, Plum, Granatapfel, Pumpkin, Raspberry, Red fruit, Strawberry, Watermelon, Rabbit, Mint, Ants, Insects (others), Beans, Goat, Lamb, Porc, Veal, Porcini mushrooms, Shiitake mushroom, Mushrooms (others), Almonds, Hazelnut, Pistachio, Walnut, Chicken, Duck, Goose, Pheasant, Pigeon, Quail, Turkey, Poultry (other), Scallop, Oyster, Squid, Vanilla, Chili, Asparagus, Avocado, Celery, Cauliflower, Ginger, Lettuce, Onion, Couscous, Olive oil, Ponzu, Rice, Seaweed, Soy sauce, Sugar, Tofu, Yuzu
wilder Sesam, Nigiri Sushi, Umeboshi, Tataki, Egoma, Kkaennip

Related Recipes

Gastronomic Masterpieces

Related products

Say yes to the cress