Shiso - Perilla Frutescens ~ Red Leaf ~ Japanese Beefsteak Plant. A beautiful and delicious plant that is very popular in Asia. The purple-red leaves are used to color and flavor vinegar and to make beautiful, pink rice. Great in salads, pesto's & marinades. The flavor is a mix of basil, mint & Cumin. Whatever you call it this is an amazing leaf that should be used more in Canada!