• Goma-dare (sesame sauce)


    • 75g white sesame seeds
    • 10ml (2 tsp) castor sugar
    • 15ml (1 tbsp) soya sauce
    • 5ml (1 tsp) sake
    • 5ml (1 tsp) mirin
    • dashi: mix 90ml water with 5ml (1 tsp) instant dashi powder
    • 1 small bunch chives, chopped



    Roast the sesame seeds in a dry pan until fragrant – watch them so they don’t burn. Remove immediately and grind with a pestle and mortar. Add the sugar and continue grinding until you have a paste. Add the soya sauce, sake, mirin and dashi. Mix and store until needed. To serve, top with chives.