Shiso Garlic Soy Sauce

Shiso Garlic Soy Sauce

This is a simple recipe. Shiso leaves and garlic are marinated in soy sauce. It is useful for all kinds of dishes.

Ingredients: Approximately

Shiso leaves
20 leaves
2 cloves
Soy sauce
Enough to nearly submerge the garlic


1. Wash the shiso leaves and pat dry with paper towels. Put the shiso leaves in a container. Add sliced garlic and pour soy sauce until everything is almost covered. Leave it to rest at least overnight.
2. Add some of the garlic soy sauce you made to the freshly cooked rice. Shape rice balls. Wrap the rice balls with the well marinated shiso leaves. It is delicious.

Story Behind this Recipe

My friend K who lived in Chicago served me tasty onigiri rice balls, which inspired me to make this recipe. Probably her version contained her secret ingredient of garlic miso, but I'm pleased enough with the result of my own version.