Water Dropwort (Oenanthe javanica) is also known as Korean Minari, Chinese celery, or Japanese parsley. (Water Dropwort should not be confused with its poison cousin, Water Hemlock (Oenanthe crotata) which are both in the Apiaceae family.) Water Dropwort is a perennial herb that originated in Asia and grows in damp, bog-like conditions. It prefers sandy soil and moist growing conditions. The small leaves are quite flavorful and delicious when added to a mixture of other greens. They also add excellent flavor to quiche, sandwiches, stir-fry, pasta and stew, as well as any creamed vegetable dish or casserole. It is best known for its use in Maeuntang, a spicy Korean fish soup made with red snapper, clams, shrimp, shitake and enoki mushrooms, kelp, a generous portion of garlic, Korean radish, green and white onions, and hot peppers.