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Shiso Pepsi

Posted in Stuff by tokyobling on July 2, 2009

Only the Japanese could come up with a fantastic, breathtakingly weird idea like this: make a Pepsi drink of the Shiso, or Perilla, as most western readers know it. Shiso is mostly used in Sushi and Sashimi dishes in Japan (see photo of my latest sushi dinner), but it works surprisingly well as a soft drink. You have to try this one! Why is Pepsi Cola in Japan so much cooler than in the rest of the world? I still mourn the passing of my all time favorite Pepsi Cucumber! Enjoy!

Pepsi Shiso (Perilla)

Pepsi Shiso (Perilla)

A shiso leaf as I normally have it - with my sushi!

A shiso leaf as I normally have it - with my sushi!

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  1. Dacho said, on July 3, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    I drank this green Pepsi.
    Since it was a taste of the chemical substance, I do not drink it again…


    • tokyobling said, on July 6, 2009 at 12:46 am

      Too bad you didn’t like it! I loved it. I wonder what they will come up with next? Wasabi?


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