Shiso, also known as Japanese mint, are the leaves of a plant in the perilla family. Shiso is similar to sesame leaves in appearance only: they are distinct in both flavor and potency. Shiso is incredibly aromatic with a distinctive aroma that is refreshing, floral, herbaceous, and citrusy. Shiso is an essential ingredient in Japanese cuisine as an herb, seasoning, and vegetable.
Uses: Slice shiso and mix into poke bowls, sashimi, and sauces.