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Jul 26, 2009 11:08 PM

Shiso leaf in metro detroit?

Does anyone know where I can find the fresh leaf in the Detroit area? I've already confused two very nice ladies at an Asian store. I'd like to avoid doing that again :-d

Thank you in advance!


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  1. I don't know for sure about this herb, but have you tried Noble Fish in Clawson? That's a genuine Japanese grocery (and nifty little sushi bar).

    1. One World Market in Novi is larger than Noble Fish's grocery. I think you might have a better chance there.

      1. The Saigon market south of 14 mile on John R has a very good produce selection so you might try there. I don't recall seeing it at Noble Fish.

        1. I know the asian market in canton ( ford rd in the same shopping center as mongolian bbq) and manna in ann arbor carry a shiso leaf panchan ( in a chili sauce) , but not sure about fresh.

          1. I am an interloper from Minnesota, but noticed your post. If you can find the red shiso, you can steep it in white wine vinegar. The color turns an incredible rose like I have never seen before in an herb vinegar. And great shiso flavor. Makes incredible gifts and a good way to use any extra shiso you may end up with.

            We have grown our own in our gardens but have not seen the red shiso plants in our local nurseries lately in the spring.