• Mitsuba

    Mitsuba (Cryptotaenia japonica, 三つ葉) is sometimes called Japanese wild parsley, stone parsley, honeywort san ip, and san y qin.  The name mitsuba means “three leaves” in Japanese.  Like parsley, the flavor is clean and refreshing with a slightly bitter taste with some describe as celery-like.  In Japan it is commonly used as a garnish in soups or on top of main meal.

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    Usually mitsuba stalks are in a small package (see above) and sold in Japanese grocery stores.

    Recipes Using Mitsuba

    You can find many recipes that use mitsuba here.

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