‘Goma-ae’ is a kind of Japanese salad. Most commonly boiled vegetables are dressed with ‘Goma-ae’ sauce which is made of toasted sesame seeds, sugar and soy sauce. There is another type of ‘Goma-ae’ which is not sweet at all, but garlicky. If you like garlic, why don’t you try?


2 Servings


Asparagus 1 bunch

Garlic ‘Goma-ae’ Sauce

Salt 1/4 teaspoon
Garlic 1/2 clove *grated
Toasted Sesame Seeds 1/2 to 1 tablespoon *ground
Sesame Oil 1/2 tablespoon
Chilli or Toban Djan (Chili Bean Sauce) *optional

  1. Trim Asparagus and blanch in salted boiling water. Do not over cook. Dip them into cold water and drain.
  2. Add all the Garlic Goma-ae Sauce ingredients and combine well.
  3. Chilli or Toban Djan (Chili Bean Sauce) can be added.