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“Kaenip, perilla leaves”

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  • started 5 years ago by tnrose
  1. I fell in love with Kaenip kimchi in Seoul, Korea. I was taught how to make it when we lived there. I can not find the leaves anywhere. I am going to try and grow it. Any tips on where to buy the seeds and growing it.

    Thanks,
    tnrose

  2. Is that really Kenyip kimchi?I kinda forgot what it's called. I'll be all over the forums here with perilla. haha!

    I also wanna try to grow it. Just need someone to show the ropes; the to do's and don'ts. It seems that there are varieties of perilla (as used and grown in Korea, Japan, Vietnam, China and West).

    Not much info about growing it in my country though. hmm....

    Any info would be also appreciated. :)

  3. Hello,

    You can find peilla seeds at this website.

    http://www.kitazawaseed.com/index.html

    I ordered some from them recently... I planted them a few days ago and am waiting for them to grow. A single seed packet contains an abundant amount of seeds - I planted a row about 25 feet long, with seeds about 6 inches apart, and probably only used about a third of the packet.

    This vendor has many other Korean and Asian seeds, including chrysanthemum leaves (ssukgat - 쑥갓).

    I'll let you know how the seeds do in a bit of time, and good luck.

  4. Update on the perilla plants:

    The seeds came up after about ten days. About 90% of them came up. The plants are about two inches tall right now, with leaves about 3/4" in diameter. They look healthy.

    A friend of mine who works in the botanical sciences told me that this is a very hardy plant, and that I'll have trouble controlling it in the future... he knows it as "beefsteak plant". Apparently it grows wild across much of the US. Lots of times in cow pastures, but the cows won't eat it because of its minty scent.

    I'll post another update in a couple of weeks.

  5. oh, thank you very much for your update!
    I wanna see it! Please upload the photo of your perilla leaves later. Cow doesn't eat it because of its minty scent? haha! Cute cow!

    If you don't want the hardy plant to occupy all your garden someday in the future, give them away to all your friends!
    One of my friends, growing kkaennip in her garden, is giving the leaves to all her friends. She simply says, "come to my house and pick them up!"
    I mean you don't have to work hard and let them pick.

  6. Hello Maangchi, thank you for your reply.

    Here is a photo I just took of the kkaenip plants. As you can see, they are still quite small.

    They serve these leaves in Daegu with kalbi. It seems to me that what is called "kalbi" in Daegu is the same thing that is called "bulgogi" in other parts of Korea, and in Korean restaurants in New York. When we order bulgogi in Daegu, we always get the noodle dish with lots of fresh vegetables (especially mushrooms) and thinly sliced beef. It is delicious.

    I'll post more pics as the plants continue to grow... and I can't wait to make kalbi and eat them when they are large enough. ;~)

  7. Aww... the digital pic was too large for the website. I'm sorry. Anyway, I'll post updates as the plants grow.

  8. Bluecrab -
    I increased the upload limit, can you try again? If the photos are big, it might take a long time, but I'd love to see them!

  9. Hi Maangchi, thank you for that... here we go...

  10. ...still doesn't work, which I don't understand. The file seems to be within the size limit of the forum software.

    Oh well... if you give me an e-mail address, I could e-mail you the photos.

    btw, your kimchi recipe is excellent! The best I've ever tried.

  11. OK, I've modified the pic to make it a smaller file... here we go again...

  12. Still doesn't work... 모르갰어요 ;~)

  13. aw sorry bluecrab. Please email them to me at maangchi@gmail.com and I will see what the problem is.

    Sorry to make you frustrated!

  14. Hi Maangchi,

    I just e-mailed you two pics... I hope you receive them. Please let me know.

    Take care...

  15. Hi,Bluecrab,
    I received the photos of your kkaennip through my email well.
    I make the files smaller and post them here for other readers.
    The kkaennip is so cute! : ) I know it will be very precious for you!

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  16. Hi Maangchi,

    Thank you for that!

    As you know, we are having a lot of rain this summer in the NYC area, and now it's finally hot, so the plants are thriving. I am looking forward to using the leaves to make your kkaenip recipes, and to eat with samgyeopsal and kalbi.

  17. Hi, everybody,
    I'm copying and pasting the email that I received from Bluecrab today. His perilla leaves(kkaennip) are growing well! Let's all wish him good luck and happy harvesting!

    "You probably recall that I sent you pics of my very small kkaenip plants about two weeks ago, so that you could post them on your forum.

    Here are two recent pics of the kkaenip plants. As you can see, they are growing very nicely.

    In order that their size can be known, I placed a US quarter on the ground behind one of the plants.

    I believe that I will have leaves large enough to eat in about 2-3 weeks. Can't wait!

    Thanks again for all of your work on your website. Your recipes are invaluable!

    Best regards,"

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  18. Hi Maangchi, thanks for posting that!

    The leaves are already a beautiful red-purple color on their undersides. I'm really looking forward to trying them in a couple of weeks.

  19. Bluecrab be sure to let us know how this turns out, those plants are making me hungry!

  20. This is what mine looks like. One before the first harvest and one after.

    James

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  21. wow, I didn't know kkaennip (perilla leaves) can grow in a pot! Thank you for uploading the photo! I know how precious they are to you. : ) When you make Korean style pancake, chop a few leaves and add to the batter with other ingredients. You will love the flavor! Or you can wrap some cooked rice and ssamjang in kkaennip and eat it.

    My ssamjang recipe is posted on my "grilled beef" recipe:
    http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/grilled-beef

    I'm copying and pasting it for you here:

    ssam Jaang (dipping sauce)

    Mix the following ingredients:
    1tbs of hot pepper paste, 2 tbs of soy bean paste, ½ tbs of sugar, 1 clove of minced garlic, 1 tbs of chopped green onion, 1 tbs of sesame oil, ½ tbs of toasted sesame seeds.

  22. Hi Powerplantop,

    What a good idea to grow perilla in pots!

    Maybe I'll start some of my seeds in pots and try to grow them indoors during the winter. The plants I have outside in the garden are still doing nicely, I think that several should be ready to pick in about a week.

    I'm planning to try Maangchi's recipes for kkaenip kimchi and kkaenip pickles... they sound delicious.

    Good luck with your plants.

  23. The one downside of growing them in pots is they need lots of water! But to get an early start or apartment living using pots is a great idea.

    In my pictures that is only two plants. As the bigger leaves are clipped more branches will come out.

    Next year I will grow more kkaenip plants.

  24. everyone, do not forget to let one or two khaennip plants go to seed and die naturally in your garden (If you have gardeners,don't let them clean your plants away prematurely) the seed will scatter and next spring you can have fun spotting all your naturalised knaennip plants as they come up around May(once again, don't let the gardeners near the place until you have found your seedlings!) One year my gardeners weed-whacked my entire Khaennip crop not once, but twice! I think they must have wondered what was that (possibly illegal?) smell .... If you must have things in neat rows, the seedlings are very easily transplanted when they have got their second pair of leaves. Dig them up on an overcast day after a good watering. Handle them only by the leaves so you do not damage the root and replant them in rows or blocks with 8-10" between plants. Water well and they will recover and thrive all summer. I do this every year and never run out of plants.

  25. everyone, do not forget to let one or two khaennip plants go to seed and die naturally in your garden (If you have gardeners,don't let them clean your plants away prematurely) the seed will scatter and next spring you can have fun spotting all your naturalised knaennip plants as they come up around May(once again, don't let the gardeners near the place until you have found your seedlings!) One year my gardeners weed-whacked my entire Khaennip crop not once, but twice! I think they must have wondered what was that (possibly illegal?) smell .... If you must have things in neat rows, the seedlings are very easily transplanted when they have got their second pair of leaves. Dig them up on an overcast day after a good watering. Handle them only by the leaves so you do not damage the root and replant them in rows or blocks with 8-10" between plants. Water well and they will recover and thrive all summer. I do this every year and never run out of plants.

  26. I let my plants go to seed last year and now I have about 30 plants and they are over two feet tall.
    The leaves are huge.
    Today I made gamjatang with extra kkeannip leaves.
    Yesterday I made American style baby back ribs. I ate my portion by cutting off bits of meat and wrapping it in a kkeannip leaf with a little gojujong. I am eating leaves with everything.

  27. my plants

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  28. I am soo jealous of your plants! I have some now in my garden too, but they are still small... I hope they will survive the winter.

    You should make a huge batch of kimchi with that! I am planning to do that as well.

  29. Thank you,
    I wish I could share with you.
    These plants won't survive the winter here in NY. They will seed and new plants will grow next year.
    I am generous with water, I think that helps.

  30. It so hard to buy Perilla Seeds in Malaysia. I really want to eat it. Anyone who might want to share their Perilla Seeds with me? (T-T)


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