Crab Stick and Perilla Leaf Rolls (Crab Stick Jeon)

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A Perfect Snack for Light Drinks (or kids...)

Experience the delightful combination of delicate crab sticks wrapped in aromatic perilla leaves in this simple yet flavorful recipe. These Crab Stick and Perilla Leaf Rolls, also known as Crab Stick Jeon, are a must-try for anyone looking to add a unique touch to their appetizer menu. Perfectly paired with a glass of Makgeolli, Korea's traditional rice wine, these rolls offer a balance of savory and fresh flavors, making them irresistible. Whether you're a beginner in the kitchen or a seasoned cook, this recipe is designed to be easy and quick, ensuring a delightful culinary experience.

2 Servings / Ready in 20 Minutes / Easy to Make


  • Crab Sticks, 10
  • Perilla Leaves, 10
  • Eggs, 2
  • Flour, 2 tablespoons
  • Salt, 1 pinch
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Cooking Oil, as needed


  1. Prepare your ingredients: wash the perilla leaves, trim off the stems, and pat them dry. Spread 2 tablespoons of flour on a plate.
  2. Coat both sides of the perilla leaves with flour and place a crab stick on each leaf. Roll them up tightly. (Refer to the video for guidance)
  3. Beat the eggs in a bowl, adding a pinch of salt and some pepper to taste.
  4. Heat some oil in a frying pan. Dip each roll in the egg mixture and fry them until they are golden brown on both sides.
  5. Once they're nicely browned on both sides, your Crab Stick and Perilla Leaf Rolls are ready to serve!


Remember to handle the perilla leaves gently to keep them intact while coating and rolling.