Checking out the stuff we bought at the Korean market over the weekend. First off, the wild sweet rice.
This is what the grains looked like out of the package. I washed and steamed it.
The rice has a slightly sweet taste. Maybe that’s why it’s called sweet rice (duh!). In keeping with the theme, I opened a can of prepared soybeans with chestnuts (see similar post back in June 2011 here).
Ingredients include (besides the black soybeans and chestnuts) sugar, seaweed, salt, and MSG. I guess I was channeling Darth Vader or something. ;)
Turns out, the “sesame” leaves I bought were actually perilla leaves. No wonder they tasted similar.
The Cat ate them with her zhou (aka jook or congee). I used them as greens for a fried SPAM sandwich.
The leaves had a definite herby, minty taste. Very pleasant.
Even though the leaves turned out to be something else, I wouldn’t mind buying these again. Both The Cat and The Mouse enjoyed the leaves.
Enjoy. Eat well.