This plant is a must for those of you who are into Asian food. It has a pungent flavour like coriander only grows a lot more easily. This plant quickly forms a large clump, but does not send out underground suckers as other mint plants do. It is in the same family as willow weed and should be kept pruned to prevent flowering. A culinary essential all through Asia the leaves are simply chopped and sprinkled raw or cooked into and on every dish! It really makes a difference giving your Asian dish that authentic taste.
VIETNAMESE MINT (Persicaria odorata)