Mitsuba

  • Mitsuba or Japanese wild parsley has a celery-like flavor with a slightly bitter taste and used as a garnish for soups, donburi, and chawanmushi.

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    What is Mitsuba?

    Mitsuba (Cryptotaenia japonica, 三つ葉) is sometimes called Japanese wild parsley or stone parsley. 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 the main meal.

    Where to Buy Mitsuba?

    Usually, mitsuba stalks are in a small package and sold in Japanese grocery stores. You won’t be able to find this unique Japanese herb in Asian grocery stores.

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    Recipes Using Mitsuba

    You can find many recipes that use mitsuba here.

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