Goma-dare (sesame sauce)

November 1, 2013 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)

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.



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