Sisho is Japanese Basil which has a slightly sharper, more intense flavour than its European counterpart. Almost like a cross between Basil and Mint, it makes a pesto which is more intense and aromatic than normal. Ours is sourced from the gardens of rural Gifu Prefecture in central Japan. It is blended with garlic and Extra Virgin Olive Oil and (vegans rejoice) contains no cheese or nuts.
Takayama is known as “little Kyoto” and is surrounded by the Japanese mountains. Produced by a tiny family of farmers. This product is exceptionally unique because in the summer during harvest season he picks the leaves between 5am - 7am, as the leaves are most aromatic in the morning. They pride their selves on using no chemicals or preservatives.
Try a small dollop on creamy burrata.