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  • Tofu Vegetables

    Tofu, Spinach & Carrot ‘Goma-ae’

    One of the most popular Japanese dishes is ‘Goma-ae’, the dishes of vegetables mixed with the sweet ‘Goma-ae’ sauce. You can find a variety of ‘Goma-ae’ recipes on my website, as I cook them very often. This time I added Tofu to make the dish even more nutritious. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 1 …

  • Sea Vegetables Vegetables

    Spinach Nori Rolls

    If you like ‘Goma-ae’ Spinach, you would wish to try this dish. Blanched Spinach is rolled with Nori (Seaweed Sheet) and served with the sweet ‘Goma-ae’ sesame sauce. You need no special tool to roll. It looks quite sophisticated. A perfect entree when you entertain friends and family. Makes 4 to 6 Servings Ingredients 1 …

  • Chicken Vegetables

    ‘Gomamiso-ae’ Brussels Sprouts & Chicken

    How do you cook Brussels Sprouts? Roasting is probably the most popular method, I guess. Pan-frying is also good. I like pan-fried spicy Sprouts. I would cook with Bacon or Pancetta. Today, I am sharing a Japanese recipe, that is ‘Gomamiso-ae’. ‘Gomamiso-ae’ Sauce is similar to ‘Goma-ae’ Sauce. As you can see, it has ‘Miso’ …

  • Mushrooms

    ‘Goma-ae’ Mushrooms

    I cook ‘Goma-ae’ dishes very often, using a variety of vegetables. ‘Goma-ae’ Sauce, which is a sweet sauce of ground toasted sesame seeds, goes very well with many vegetables and mushrooms. For ‘Goma-ae’, use meaty mushrooms such as Shiitake, King Oysters, Shimeji, etc. I usually quickly sauté them in a hot skillet, but you can …

  • Vegetables

    ‘Goma-ae’ Shungiku (Edible Chrysanthemum)

    ‘Goma-ae’ Sauce, which is a sweet sauce of ground toasted sesame seeds, goes very well with many vegetables. My ‘Goma-ae’ recipes are so easy. If you like Edible Chrysanthemum, you got to try this one. Edible Chrysanthemum is available from most Asian grocery stores, but I recently discovered it at an Italian green grocery store! …

  • Vegetables

    ‘Gomamiso-ae’ Radishes

    ‘Gomamiso-ae’ is a dish of vegetables seasoned with sweet miso sauce with aromatic toasted sesame seeds. The soy sauce version ‘Goma-ae’ and ‘Gomamiso-ae’ both are very popular and they can be made with so many different vegetables, even with the juicy fresh vegetables such as Tomato and Radish. Some people don’t enjoy fresh radish because …

  • Chicken Dipping Sauces

    Sesame & Miso Sauce

    This versatile sweet miso sauce goes very well with Chicken, Tofu, Fish, steamed Vegetables, and so many food. This sauce can be a great dipping sauce for ‘Shabu Shabu’ as well. The sweetness of the sauce is totally up to your preference. Very sweet and slightly sweet both are equally delicious. Ingredients 3 tablespoons White …

  • Vegetables

    Ginger Tsukudani

    I use fresh Ginger for cooking very often. I love its hot & spicy flavour. If you love Ginger, you might enjoy this ‘Ginger Tsukudani’. ‘Tsukudani’ is commonly small fish, shellfish, seaweed or vegetables cooked in Mirin, Sugar and Soy Sauce to preserve the ingredients. They are great condiments for freshly cooked rice and tofu, …

  • Tofu

    Sesame Tofu

    In Japan there is a food called ‘Goma Dofu’ or ‘Sesame Tofu’ which is made from three simple ingredients: ‘Neri-goma’ which is a paste made from ground toasted sesame seeds, Water (or Dashi) and ‘Kuzu Root Starch’. It is called ‘Tofu’ but it is not Tofu because Soy Milk is not used to make it. …

  • Vegetables

    ‘Goma-ae’ Tomatoes

    My ‘Goma-ae Sauce’ goes so well with many vegetables. I have tried even with Cucumbers, which was quite nice. This time, I was more ambitious. I made Tomatoes into ‘Goma-ae’ and my family was suspicious about this dish. I used Black Sesame Seeds to make the colour striking, and that was discouraging for them but …

  • Shirataki & Itokonnyaku Vegetables

    Spicy ‘Goma-ae’ Spinach

    My family’s favourite ‘Goma-ae Spinach’ sometimes turns to this spicy ‘Goma-ae’ with Itokonnyaku/Shirataki for a change. Itokonnyaku or Shirataki is basically same as Konnyaku/Konjac made from grated Konnyaku Potatoes. They are very low in calories and good source of dietary fiber. It can be replaced with Sweet Potato Starch Noodles which has similar texture. Makes …

  • Cold Sweets

    Black Sesame Panna Cotta

    ‘Black Sesame Milk Jelly’ is a popular dessert in Japan. I make it using my Panna Cotta recipe and adding Black Sesame Seeds Paste to it. If you don’t want to use cream, use just milk. It looks yucky? It does, doesn’t it? Tastes yummy, though! See the gelatine-free ‘Chia Seeds’ version as below. In …

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