Perilla and Shiso Leaves
When I was in Korea this past summer, most of my meals came with perilla (sesame) and shiso (giant mint) leaves, and I loved them. I have looked at United Noodle and many of the Nicollet Avenue Asian markets and cannot find them anywhere. Any leads?
If you can't find it fresh, there is a Korean dish that the perilla leave are marinated/pickled in soy/sesame/red pepper flake that can be found in a can (kkaennip). If the market has a kimchee bar, you might it there too. The leave will be dark from the soy sauce marinade. Good luck.
Another option to go along with Korean bbq, it to buy green leaf lettuce and do a wrap with the lettuce/rice/ bbq and spicy red bean paste.
It's sold at United Noodles. It's not always stocked (maybe because of the season..it does not grow in winter) so I suggest you call them. Try calling Sun Foods in Brooklyn Center and Pacific Oriental Foods in Brooklyn Park because they occasionally have them, too.
Brooklyn Center Restaurant
5637 Brooklyn Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55429
I've bought them directly from Japanese restaurants in town. I think I've gotten a bunch from Sakura in St. Paul and Origami in Mpls.