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.


4 to 6 Servings


1 bunch (*about 300g) Spinach
Salt for cooking Spinach
1 to 2 sheets Nori

‘Goma-ae’ Sauce
1 tablespoon Toasted Sesame Seeds
1/2 tablespoon Sugar
1/2 to 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce

  1. Grind Toasted Sesame Seeds, add Sugar and Soy Sauce and mix well to make sauce. *See ‘How To Grind Sesame Seeds Using A Plastic Bag’.
  2. Wash Spinach well and blanch in boiling salted water. Drain and cool under cold water to stop cooking further, drain well and squeeze to remove excess water.
  3. Cut off the bottom ends of Spinach, make 2 or 3 logs in even thickness. Squeeze well to remove excess water. Place 1/2 sheet of Nori on a flat surface, place a log of Spinach, and tightly roll it up. Set aside until Nori gets moist. Repeat with remaining Spinach.
  4. Cut into bite sized pieces. Drizzle the sesame sauce over just before serve.