Mmmm...very nice salad dressing and veggie dip. I thought it was especially nice with peppery things like daikon, red radishes, and turnips. As written, I found it a bit too salty. The second time I made it, I reduced the salt to 1/2 tsp and the msg to 1/4, which seemed just right. It was super simple to mix together in a jar with a hand blender. Thanks for sharing your creation with us. I'm know I'll be making it often.
It is perfect. 99% alike as the store brought one. I think it tastes even better after a day in the fridge when all the flavors blend together. We finish the store bought one far too quick...like around three salads only, four if we are lucky. I dressed it with simple lettuce, tomato, Japanese crabs stick and Tofu as a salad. Makes a great lunch for summer. Thx a lot for the recipe. XXX
We had been having my Mother-in-law ship Kewpie sesame salad dressing for years, since it's about the best we ever had. After we found this recipie and tried it, we agree that it taste like it came right out of the Kewpie bottle. Great job Rinshinomori. We are so impressed, and now we can save a lot on the shipping costs!
I lived in Japan for years and my wife and I had been trying to get a creamy sesame dressing for some time here in the states without luck. We finally decided to make our own when we stumbled on this recipe. Although I don't use the exact quantities recommended this recipe is excellent. Better than anything store bought we have tried. Highly recommended!
Excellent, with a few minor adjustments: used 1/2 tsp kosher salt, no MSG, and added 1/8 C kyoto miso (added depth). Added a little splash of water (miso thickened it a bit). Used on tofu salad (tofu chunks, bean sprouts, romaine lettuce, julienned cucumber and red bell pepper, sthredded carrot, and furikake). Delicious! Would be great on Chinese chicken salad, or soba noodle salad too.
Thank you SO much for posting this! It's absolutely perfect.
After making a batch as described (delicious), I tried a variation with slightly healthier ingredients. It came out amazingly well also. No guilt!!!! (well, less guilt anyway)
I substituted: organic vegennaise for the mayo ( i.e egg and processed oil free), agave nectar for the sugar ( i.e. no refined sugars; a little more than 1/2 the amount, since agave is so damn sweet), and no Ajinomoto (MSG). I also used organic soy sauce and tahini. YUM!
amazing recipe good job! just made it tonight and it is better than store bought
Extremely yummy and a fantastic substitute for the Kewpie bottled sesame dressing as I hate the dry mouth after effect of the msg in that dressing.
Didn't have mirin but substituted some other cooking wine for it. Still great!
My husband has turned down salad in the past because we ran out of Japanese dressing. I tried this first and need not move on!!! Its a new family favorite.
Very nice creation! The flavor is really yummy in this dressing. The only change I made is to add only half the salt and skip the optional MSG. This covered 4 large salads for us.