Shishito pepper is a mildly spicy, East Asian pepper variety of the species Capsicum annuum. It is known as kkwari-gochu in Korea because its wrinkled surface resembles groundcherries.
Shishitos are small, mild peppers originating from Japan. Their ﬂavor is sweet and slightly smokey, not spicy— but be careful! One in ten shishito peppers will be hot