Thai Basil

Thai Basil has narrow leaves and clean peppery smell with hints of anise. It loses a lot of  its unique flavor when dried.

It is called Horopa in Thai, and it has scent of licorice from estragole.

Real Cooking

Did You Know?
Basil is native to Asia. This "king of herbs" is one of the most widely used herbs in the world.

Basil has a warm spicy smell and pungent flavor (similar to licorice and cloves), that does wonders for a Mediterranean cookery.

In hot dishes is best to use only a little during a cooking and add the rest at the last minute, because prolonged cooking reduces aroma and flavor.