Monday, 23 January 2017

Japanese Sesame Dressing


Do you like Japanese sesame dressing? I love it. I fell in love with it at a Japanese restaurant and subsequently I discovered the awesome Kewpie sesame dressing.

I first made this dressing here and I remember being wowed by it. It is super flavorful and best of all it can be easily made at home.



The ingredients? Carrot, onion, garlic, sesame seeds, rice vinegar, soya sauce and sugar.


You don't really have to worry how much carrots or onions are required. If using a big carrot and big yellow onion, just use half of each.

Just know that the carrots and onions are there for the flavor and thickness of the dressing. If your carrot happens to be sweet, you may not need to add sugar.

What gives the dressing the robust aroma is of course the toasted sesame seeds. 


Chuck all the ingredients into the blender and whizz away.

Because this is homemade and does not contain stabilizers and emulsifiers, the dressing will separate and solidify in the fridge. So before using, take it out from the fridge and let stand to room temperature for about an hour.

Or if you are in a hurry, warm it in the microwave for 20 seconds or more (in pulses). Once it liquefies, give it a good stir or shake.


Make this once and from here you will have an idea of how much of the ingredients to add in your next dressing. Say, you find it too salty, reduce the amount of soya sauce. Too tart, reduce the vinegar. Too diluted? Add more carrots and onions.



I made a salad with smoked duck breast and dressed the salad with this awesome dressing. Sprinkle with extra toasted sesame seeds. Mmmmmm.....

On another day, I had it with hard boiled eggs.



Best salad I have had in a while 😋

Japanese Sesame Dressing
Recipe source : Adapted from Jessie Cooking Moments as tried here

Ingredients :
- 30g toasted sesame seeds (about 3 tablespoons)
- 1 medium sized carrot, diced
- 1 medium sized yellow onion, diced
- 1 big clove garlic
- 250ml grapeseed oil (or any neutral tasting vegetable oil)
- 125ml brown rice vinegar
- 125ml light soya sauce
- sugar to taste (I omitted)

Method :
1. Put all the ingredients into a blender and blend until fine and emulsified.
2. Store in a bottle and keep refrigerated.

Note : This recipe makes enough dressing for 6 servings.


35 comments:

  1. good morning! I like it that you did not put in any sugar so it is more suitable for people with diabetes or people who are at risk for diabetes. will it taste different if made with black sesame seeds?

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    1. Good morning! I assume that it would taste similar (maybe more intense?) with black sesame seeds. That needs to be explored!

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  2. macam kewpie tu ya PH? mudah jugak sebenanrya

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    1. Nak kata sama, tak jugak sebab yang ni lebih cair. Tapi dari segi rasa tak kurang sedap :)

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  3. PH, thumb up to you, everything looks great!!!

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  4. Wow! This is great. I love Japanese sesame dressings. I want to try this recipe. Thanks, Phong Hong!

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  5. I love roasted sesame dressing (and I remember it was you who first introduced me to Kewpie's). I'm very tempted to make this dressing but then the bottled one already taste so good (and so convenient)...haha! :D If I didn't see your recipe here, I wouldn't know that there's a carrot in it. I've never made anything with vinegar coz there seems to be quite a few types and I don't know which ones to buy (I don't like those that taste too sour and harsh). I see you used brown rice vinegar here but your acar recipe the other day uses distilled vinegar. Now I'm more confused...what's the difference between the two or is there a specific vinegar to use for different recipes?

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    1. There are many types of vinegar with different flavor profiles but they share one attribute - SOUR! hah..hah... Distilled vinegar, I think, is the most neutral of the lot. It lends tartness without affecting the overall taste of whatever that's being dressed or pickled. Brown rice vinegar has it's own unique fragrance and is suited to Asian salad dressings. If you like green pickled chillies, those are pickled using rice vinegar and if you used any other vinegar, the taste would be totally off (I tried once with apple cider vinegar). So yes, different recipe call for different vinegars.

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  6. I have tried the shop bought japanese sesame dressing, they are really nice, thanks for the recipe.

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    1. Yes, the store bought one is wonderful and this home made one is lovely too :)

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  7. Wow! You just shared some brilliant ideas how you made the dishes with your own Japanese sauces. This Kewpie might scream at you.

    We are a great fan for this Kewpie brands of any flavours. I even could buy cheap ones on lelong prices when near expiry at the ColdestStorage at OneU. They even lelong lots of imported cereals at RM4 to RM8 only when original are over RM20++. I always sapu home to eat slowly and they still taste very crispy fresh.

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    1. I always take a peek at those marked down goods at Cold Storage but so far I did not see anything to my liking. You are a very smart shopper, like that can save money :)

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  8. We can buy that here, not sure if it is gluten free or not. Sometimes these Japanese or Korean products...all in their own language, nothing in English so one can never tell what the ingredients are.

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    1. Yes, best to avoid it since it may contain soya sauce.

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  9. PH...i tak pernah makan kat restoren Jepun. Ada sos ni ek. Yg biasa makan pun sushi beli kat AEON tu hihi...

    Sedap eh?..
    Baru tahu rahsia sos diaorang ni rupanya ada carrot dalam tu...

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    1. First time PH makan sushi, PH beli dari Aeon. Masa tu terus terang cakap, tak suka. Rasa geli2 gitu. Tapi kali kedua makan kat Sushi King, baru lah jadi peminat sushi.

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  10. Ooo. Nice. I like Japanese dressing. Your salad so good.

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    1. Thanks! I think you will like this homemade one too.

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  11. Woww, best ever.
    Kena cari sesame street nih, eh..
    Sesame seeds;)

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  12. Thanks for sharing the recipe, it sounds really simple. I love sesame dressing too but those selling are with cream added which is quite fattening :P

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  13. Both the smoked duck and egg salads I like

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    1. The dressing is important too

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    2. Yes, the dressing is what makes the salad delicious.

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  14. CH tak pernah makan makanan jepun..
    Sedap ye PH..
    tengok menarik ajer PH masak tu :)

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    1. Yati, masa PH mula2 makan makanan Jepun, tak berapa suka. Tapi lama kelamaan, suka plak :)

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  15. Hello dear I want to try this lovely dressing :) You are full of wonderful tips :)

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    1. I hope you like it. I had it for 2 weeks in a row :)

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