Festive Balinese Rijsttafel with Traditional Dishes

Asian herbs

Asian cuisine is gaining popularity amongst home chefs, and with good reason. Many Asian recipes infuse flavor with fresh herbs to add different profiles and depth.

Garlic Chives adds the flavor of garlic with a little less potency. Use fresh in soups and stir fries. Chop and sprinkle on top of meats, salads, or any other recipe that calls for a subtle garlic flavor. The flowers are also edible and make a lovely garnish or addition to salads.

Lemongrass is used in Asian recipes for its unmistakable citrus flavor. Add lemon flavor to curries, soups, and sauces.

Thai Basil has an anise/black licorice flavor found where a bit of spice and color is needed in Asian dishes. The green leaves can be enjoyed fresh as a garnish or addition to a salad. They also tend to stand up to cooking better than other Basil varieties and won’t wilt.

Learn more about these herbs

Share this post