wenstar's comments

"Hi Lanie, If you have ever eaten ume (japanese sour salty plum) that is what flavors it. If the lady who runs the store is familiar with Japanese ingredients she may know perilla leaves as shiso leaves. I live in a very small town and they are not available in the two oriental stores that we have but we did have a gardener at the farmers market that was selling shiso plants both the red and the green so you may want to check your local farmers market as "exotic" greens are hip now days. Good luck in your search and Happy eating."
in Raw fish with rice and vegetables (Hoedeopbap) — May/10