My Green Shiso (Perilla) plants have been growing very well this summer. It’s hard to keep up eating the fragrant leaves, because I am the only one who wants to eat them. I looked for a new way to enjoy Shiso leaves, and found that many people marinate them in Soy Sauce. I instantly thought about adding the delicious Crispy Chilli Oil to it. Today I marinated 12 leaves and they were yummy. I ate all of them for myself with freshly cooked Rice.


1 to 2 Servings


10 to 15 Green Shiso Leaves *OR more

1 clove Garlic *grated
1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon Water
1 tablespoon Crispy Chilli in Oil *I used ‘Lao Gan Ma’ brand Crispy Chilli Oil

1 teaspoon Mirin OR 1/4 teaspoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Toasted Sesame Seeds

  1. Combine all the Marinade ingredients in a small container.
  2. Wash Shiso leaves and add to the marinade, one at a time. Place one leaf and spread some marinade over it, then place another leaf, and repeat. You can marinate as many leaves as you can.
  3. Enjoy with freshly cooked Rice. It would be great for drinking, too.