Perilla leaves (also commonly mistranslated as Sesame leaves)

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Perilla leaves‘ Korean name is “kkaenip”, some say “Ggaenip” (깻잎). This is a picture of perilla leaves. You can use these for making wraps with meat or as a cooking ingredient.

Sesame leaves

At the supermarket, you can get 3 bunches of these (picture below) for 1000 won. (US $1.05)

Sesame leaves bunch

I like them because they give a unique smell and taste.

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Hi, I'm Sue and I am the author/cook/photographer behind My Korean Kitchen. Thank you for joining me in this delicious culinary journey!


  1. Are these the same as Perilla or Shiso leaves?

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