Herbs for Chinese, Japanese and southeast Asian dishes

Herbs for Chinese, Japanese and southeast Asian dishes

Discover herbs to grow that will add an authentic flavour to home-cooked dishes.

Using fresh herbs is one of the simplest ways to add flavour to your food. Most of us are familiar with familiar herbs like thyme and rosemary, but many of the more exotic herbs are just as easy to grow, and will give an authentic taste to your Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese dishes.

They can also be adapted to European dishes, too. Lemon basil and lemongrass are good substitutes for lemon thyme in fish and chicken dishes, and Chinese chives make a good addition to omelettes or a fish pie.

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