• Vegan/Vegetarian Japanese Dressing: Gomadare/Sesame Dressing

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    Following a few queries about gomadare/seasme dressing I (and the Missus) use a lot, I felt a little information and a simple recipe would come in useful. Gomadare is a great tasty dressing that can be used indifferently with cold dishes as a normal dressing, or in and with hot food, especially nabe/Japanese pot-au-feu, shabu-shabu and any meat or veg actually. The problem that the gomadare sold over the counter is not vegan, or even vegetarian for that matter (it usually contains egg white and I don’t know what!) Now, here is a simple recipe that will add that little zest and “consistency” to your favourite food:


    • white sesame seeds: 2 large tablespoons
    • soy milk: 4 large tablespoons
    • miso: 1 teaspoon
    • soy sauce: a little (up to taste)
    • sugar: a little
    • ground white sesame: a little


    1. First ground together with a pestle the white sesame seeds, soy milk and miso until it has attained a nice smooth consistency.
    2. If have difficulty mixing it, heat it a little.
    3. Add soy sauce, sugar and ground white sesame to taste.
    4. A little experimentation will work wonders.
    5. Tip: my favourite dish is to peel ripe figs (see pic), cut them in quarters and pour a generous amount of gomadare over it!
    6. Enjoy!

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