For a quick, healthy banchan
[Sempio] Mom's Pickled Perilla Leaves
Sempio Mom’s Pickled Perilla Leaves comes in (real) handy when you need a healthy veggie banchan.
Yes, it comes in a can. But don’t let that scare you! It’s fresh perilla leaves that have been delicately pickled in Sempio’s renowned Soy Sauce, along with a hint of garlic and a touch of gochugaru. The reason we love this product is the taste of the soy-sauce marinade. It has the right balance of umami, garlic and spice. But most importantly, it's not overly salty. (Often times, store-bought perilla kimchi tastes way too salty!) Sempio nailed the pickling sauce with this product.
Buy a few and store it in your pantry. Whip one out during your next BBQ cookout or when you're traveling abroad. In fact, I used to pack a few for my extended business trips in Europe. Nothing like the taste of pickled perilla leaves to remind you of Korea!
Note: The Spicy version is not that spicy. It has just slightly more gochugaru added to the pickling sauce. If you're having trouble picking between the two, try the original flavor first.
As with many things you haven't tried in Asia, yet, the taste might surprise you! When I saw that it's pickled, my expectations were that these would be very sour. It turns out it has mostly a mild and a little oily flavor =D Still It's a great wrap to go with your white/fried rice, just make sure the taste is up to your preferences!
- Works great as a quick, healthy banchan (use for outdoor meals or traveling abroad)
- Pickling Sauce made with Sempio's high-quality Soy Sauce
- Each can is 70 grams
Perilla leaves, Soy Sauce, Gochujang, Chili Seasoning,
Sugar, Garlic, Gochugaru, Sesame Seeds, Vinegar
(The spicy version has more gochugaru & gochujang added to it)
Expiration period: 3 year
Before opening, store in a cool, dry area
After opening, finish in one serving
What to Make
Ready to eat, straight out of the can
About the Brand
Founded in 1946, Sempio is Korea's oldest and most renowned soy sauce brand. It has over 60% share of the Korean sauce market.
How is this product made?
Here is a recipe on how to make pickled perilla leafs at home!
Note: In this video, the perilla leaf is much greener - as it hasn't aged in the soy sauce
The longer it does age, the darker the leaves turn (completely safe to eat!)
Korea! All products sold in Gochujar are made in Korea.
By itself, it's too salty to eat (after all, it's pickled in soy sauce). Koreans like to eat it with hot rice and other banchans.
Yes, the leaves have aged and soaked in the soy sauce. That's what makes it so tasty!
It's slightly spicier than the normal version. They add a little more gochugaru into the soy sauce mix. (But it won't make you sweat ;-)
After opening the can, finish it in one serving. But if you want to save leftovers, place in the refrigerator with saran wrap.
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About The Brand
Founded in 1946, Sempio is Korea's oldest and most renowned soy sauce brand, leading the industry with over 60% share of the Korean consumer market. They use their famous soy sauce in many of their packaged food products. Sempio is a well-established brand in Korea.