sesame

  • Dressings & Vinaigrettes

    Garlic Sesame Dressing

    This salad dressing is probably the one I use most frequently. Any Salad Vegetables, Seaweed such as Wakame, Tofu, Egg, Konnyaku (Konjac), or even Noodles taste great with this dressing. I never make it in a large batch as it is so simple to make, but you can easily double the amount. Makes Enough for …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Wombok & Tuna Ponzu Salad

    Wombok is often called by a variety of different names. It’s called ‘Hakusai’ (白菜) in Japanese, but here in Australia, ‘Wombok’ is the common name. It is a hugely popular vegetable among many Asians. If you have never used it for cooking, try a simple salad. This salad is not bad at all. Makes 4 …

  • Egg Vegetables

    Spinach & Egg with Sesame Oyster Sauce

    I often cook ‘Goma-ae’ Spinach, a popular Japanese dish. My family members don’t complain about the same dish’s frequent appearance on the dinner table, but I feel bad about cooking the same thing again and again. I tried to season it differently. Japanese ‘Goma-ae’ sauce is seasoned with Soy Sauce and Sugar. Today I used …

  • Bread

    Spring Onion Flatbread

    These Flatbreads have layered flaky texture that is created by Sesame Oil. Bread Dough is very simple to make, but you need to create layers, similar to Croissant dough. How? Well, it’s much easier than Croissant dough. It requires a little bit of work, but it’s worth a try. Makes 4 Flatbreads Ingredients 1 & …

  • Chicken Vegetables

    Carrot & Chicken Creamy ‘Goma-ae’ Salad

    I first made this salad with ‘Goma-ae’ sauce that is made with Toasted Sesame Seeds, Sugar and Soy Sauce. It was delicious as it was, but today I added extra stuff as we often do. It turned a really nice salad. I am now writing down how I made it. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 200g …

  • Vegetables

    Gochujang & Sesame Salad Dressing

    This is my Korean inspired salad dressing. Fresh salad vegetables such as Lettuce and Cucumber, and cooked vegetables such as Spinach and Carrot, are all suitable with this dressing sauce. Taste the sauce and alter the flavour to suit your taste. You may wish to add extra Gochujang, but 1 teaspoon is maximum for me. …

  • Dips & Spreads

    Scrumptious Chilli Paste

    This paste is delicious with freshly cooked Rice, cold or hot Tofu, or as a topping for Noodles. You can add it to your dipping sauces, or enjoy with fresh Vegetables such as Carrot or Cucumber. As I cannot tolerate very hot Chilli, I used fairly mild Cayenne Pepper, and the flavour was just scrumptious. …

  • Vegetables

    Takuan (Pickled Daikon) & Lettuce Salad

    On the other day when I shared my ‘Takuan’ (Pickled Daikon) recipe, I received a request for ideas to use ‘Takuan’. ‘Takuan’ is pickled Daikon. You can use it just like other pickled Vegetables. ‘Takuan’ is seasoned with Salt, Sugar and Vinegar. It is a perfect ingredient for Salad. Because it is quite salty and …

  • Vegetables

    Stir-fried ‘Takuan’ (Pickled Daikon)

    My mother used to pickle a lot of Daikon in a very large container every year. She shared her ‘Takuan’ (Pickled Daikon) with our neighbours. The ‘Takuan’ gradually turned sour due to the fermentation, and they eventually became too sour to enjoy. She used to stir-fry those super-sour ‘Takuan’ with Sesame Oil. Once our neighbours …

  • Vegetables

    Creamy ‘Goma-ae’ Asparagus

    ‘Goma-ae’ is a Japanese dish of vegetables dressed with ‘Goma-ae’ sauce, which is made of Toasted Sesame Seeds, Sugar and Soy Sauce. Today I added Japanese Mayonnaise to it and I reduced the amount of Sugar. Creamy ‘Goma-ae’ sauce and Asparagus are a good match. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 1 bunch (150g) AsparagusSalt for cooking …

  • Potato Vegetables

    Kimchi & Sweet Potato Salad

    On the other day, when I shared my ‘Kimchi Potato’ recipe on my Facebook page, a Canadian man posted his comment that he loved Kimchi & Sweet Potato. He also posted a photo of a dish of Kimchi & Sweet Potato that he cooked. That photo inspired me to make this recipe. Kimchi & Sweet …

  • Fish Vegetables

    Broccoli & Tuna ‘Goma-ae’

    I often cook ‘Goma-ae’ dishes. I use a variety of Vegetables as ‘Goma-ae’ sauce is so versatile and matches for many Vegetables. The sauce’s ingredients are always the same. I use Toasted Sesame Seeds, Sugar and Soy Sauce, though the ratio of those three ingredients is sometimes different. It seems my family members love the …

  • Baked & Fried Sweets

    Black Sesame Cupcakes

    To make Black Sesame desserts that are very popular in Japan, Black Sesame Paste called ‘Neri-goma’, which texture is similar to Tahini, is commonly used. However, here in Melbourne where I live, I can’t find it. I have to grind Toasted Black Sesame Seeds using a ‘Suribachi’, the Japanese mortar, that works better than electric …

  • Egg

    Nori & Egg Sprinkles

    Savoury rice sprinkles are called ‘Furikake’ in Japan. There are loads of ‘Furikake’ products available from stores over there, and the most popular ‘Furikake’ is ‘Nori & Egg Sprinkles’. Store-bought ‘Furikake’ are crispy and yummy, but have you ever read the very long list of ingredients? You can make ‘Nori & Egg Sprinkles’ at home. …

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