‘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!


4 Servings


250 to 300g Shungiku (Edible Chrysanthemum)

‘Goma-ae’ Sauce
Toasted Sesame Seeds 2 tablespoons *ground
Sugar 1 tablespoon
Soy Sauce 2 tablespoons

  1. Grind Toasted Sesame Seeds, OR use this trick ‘How To Grind Sesame Seeds Using A Plastic Bag’. Add Sugar and Soy Sauce and mix well to make sauce.
  2. Wash Edible Chrysanthemum well and blanch in boiling water. Dip in cold water to stop cooking further, drain well and squeeze to remove excess water. *Note: Thick stems need to be cooked longer. Leaves can be easily over cooked.
  3. Cut into 5cm length and mix with Sauce.