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What herb did I buy?

I used it in dinner tonight (frittata and broccoli soup) and was a little disappointed. The nice flavors of the herb didn't come through, even though I thought I used a lot.

Next time I'll follow an actual Vietnamese recipe. I could see the flavor working great with fish.

Mar 26, 2013
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What herb did I buy?

I'm pretty sure it's rice paddy plant. The pictures in the link are very similar to what I have .I plan to use some tonight in a frittata and then again in broccoli soup and then make my wife guess what I put in. (I'll tell her after a few guesses. Needless to say she won't guess "rice paddy plant.")

We'll see how I like it after cooking with it, but to nibble a few leaves it's really yummy. It seems like something that could be more widely popular someday.

Thanks everyone.

Mar 26, 2013
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What herb did I buy?

I'm in the habit of buying new foods, googling them, and figuring out what to do.

I bought an herb called kayan. Google thinks it's cayenne or a youth basketball player named Kayan Herb. Nothing helpful!

It looks vaguely like tarragon, but with a shorter leaf. Tastes sweet and citrusy. It's yummy.

The store I bought it at is owned by Koreans but caters to every possible immigrant group, so it could from anywhere...

Mar 26, 2013
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