Chili Pepper Leaves
Starring here is the chili pepper leaf, or kigoshō. Seeds planted in spring have sprouted and grown little by little each day. Among them are green chili peppers, one of Kyoto’s most popular summer vegetables. The peppers vary in terms of aroma, type, and size, and their leaves and flowers are edible—and delicious. Aromatic and refreshing, the flavor is as fresh as it looks. Enjoy the taste of summer a little early this year.