Shiso is a Japanese herb with a unique flavor. There are about 55 species most of which are native to South and South-East Asia.
In India it is cultivated as a medical herb and for perfumes but not used in cooking.
Asian herbs and spices. They are a part of the seven spices of Japan originating from over 30. Asian cuisines often use cumin either roasted grounded or in curry paste. Support me on Patreon.
Pandan Some say that pandans aromatics make it the vanilla of Southeast Asia. Szechuan peppercorn one of the components of five spice powder is unique to Chinese cuisine whereas many of the other spices and herbs used are common to Vietnamese Mongolian Indian and Thai cooking among others. In Sri Lanka and throughout South-East Asia it is an important culinary herb.
Lemon grass is a perennial grass that grows in clumps. Hints of citrus mint basil anise and coriander are all incorporated into its tiny leaves which can be red or green. It can be used to wrap savoury foods items such as chicken and its paste are is often used in cakes and desserts to give them it a unique bright green colour and a sweet taste while also giving off a and aroma which is similar to a the scent of coconut.
Without further ado here are seven Southeast Asian and Pacific Island herbs and spices to add to your must-try list. In this video I give you my 7 easiest and favorite herbs and spices to grow in your backyard food garden completely organic. A spice and a medicinal herb is very commonly found in Indian dishes with a strong yellow color and a distinctive flavor.
Pandan leaves is a tropical plant with long green leaves that are is frequently found in Southeast Asia and used in Malaysian cuisines. Fresh leafy spices also play an important role in garnishing plates and include basil cilantro lemongrass mint. The spices that are typically used in Asian cuisine are basil cassia cinnamon cilantro coriander chiles cloves cumin galangal garlic ginger lemongrass spearmint star anise and turmeric.