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 grill them, too.


4 Servings


250 to 300g Asian Meaty Mushrooms *Today I used Shiitake & Shimeji
1 to 2 tablespoons Sake (Rice Wine) OR Water
2 tablespoons Toasted Sesame Seeds
1 tablespoon Sugar
2 tablespoons Soy Sauce

  1. Grind Toasted Sesame Seeds, OR use the trick ‘How To Grind Sesame Seeds Using A Plastic Bag’. Add Sugar and Soy Sauce and mix well to make ‘Goma-ae’ Sauce.
  2. Clean OR wash Shiitake (OR other mushrooms), cut into the size that is easy to eat. Cut off the bottom of Shimeji and tear into smaller pieces.
  3. Cook mushrooms in a hot skillet or frying pan. When half cooked, sprinkle Sake over. It will instantly evaporate and the steam will help cooking and add extra ‘umami’.
  4. Add the ‘Goma-ae’ Sauce and mix to combine.