Bento-ing from: Boston › Massachusetts › USA
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I just saw some shiso oil for the first time in our local Japanese grocery store in the olive oil section. I was tempted to buy a bottle, but I wanted to learn more about its use and shelf life before plunking down 1100 yen. Would it be just as easy to make my own? Thanks!

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Bento-ing from: somewhere › France
Joined: 24 Jan 2007
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If you can grow your own shiso (it's very easy to do so; the only sort of difficult part is getting the seeds to sprout - see a dozen Japanese herbs and vegetables to grow) then I would say shiso oil is a waste of money... Also shiso oil is not really a traditional Japanese ingredient per se; it's a nice-to-have item but not essential or anything.


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