Ingredient in the Spotlight: Mitsuba

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Mitsuba (Scientific name Cryptotaenia Japonica), a Japanese herb in the parsley family. It is used widely as a herb in osuimono (clear fish broth soup), Domburi (rice bowls), Nabe dishes (hot pot), and vegetable ae dishes. It has a light and refreshing taste that adds a pop of green and freshness to dishes.

Mitsuba plants are grown on sponges so that the roots have something to hold on to.
Ingredient in the spotlight-mitsuba plant

The kanji for mitsuba(三つ葉)is “Three Leaves” and you can see why.
Ingredient in the spotlight-leaf

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