Perilla Leaves Muchim



1 side dish



15 perilla leaves

1 tsp garlic, minced

¼ onion, minced

1 red chili pepper, minced

1 green onion, finely chopped

Fresh dill, chopped



⅓ cup water



⅓ cup naturally brewed soy sauce

⅓ cup rice syrup


Oils & Vinegars

1 tsp sesame oil


Nuts & Seeds

Sesame seeds to sprinkle


Baking & Spices

1 tbsp red pepper powder



  1. In a small saucepan mix water, soy sauce and rice syrup. 

  2. Bring them to boil, then simmer for 5 min. Put aside to cool down. 

  3. In the meantime, steam perilla leaves for 5 min.

  4. Once the soy sauce mixture cools down, add garlic, onion, green onion, chili pepper, dill, red pepper powder, sesame seeds and sesame oil to it.

  5. Carefully cover one side of each leave with the sauce and stack them on top of each other like you would a lasagna. 

  6. Wait for about 30 min before eating. Enjoy!



Try to get green perilla leaves, as their herby flavor is much softer. 

Eat with rice and tuna or tofu for the best combination. Attention: advanced level chopstick skills are required to take one leaf at a time and wrap it around rice. Good luck!