Korean Pancake With Sesame Leaves


  • As i was browsing green section at asian market, cute sesame leaves caught my attention. I didn’t know what to do with it so didn’t buy it.
  • After coming home, i googled and then had to go back to get them. They are rich with minerals. No wonder.
  • They are not leaves of sesame seeds that we eat. Botanical name is Perilla leaves but pkg says sesame leaves.
  • I found korean pancake recipe which is very close to indian puda/chila.
  • Recipe here: http://drbenkim.com/bin-dae-duk-korean-pancake-recipe.htm
  • It’s rice, split mung dal, shredded zucchini, red bell pepper, green onion but star ingredient is sesame leaves.
  • Pancake turned out really good. And what can i say abt sesame leaves? They have a wonderful mild flavour like fennel seeds may be.
  • While researching i read traditionally sesame leaves are served on table with side of cooked rice, kimchi, sesame oil etc.
  • So i had to try it with what i had. Take a leaf, put little bit cooked rice, crushed red pepper and a drop of sesame oil.
  • Wrap and pop it in your mouth.
  • I didn’t have high expectation but oh boy, it tasted so good. I popped few more. 🙂
  • If you find sesame leaves somewhere, do give it a shot.  I loved it.
  • Enjoy !


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