Nif's Copycat Japanese Village Sesame Steak Sauce

"This is a really close copy of an amazing Japanese sauce that I just love!!! The servings estimate was hard to guess. It depends on how much you like. I tried and tried to find a good recipe online and ended up playing with a couple of them to come up with this. I would try this over almost anything or as a dip for any meat, fondue, Shabu Shabu, etc. It is intended to dip grilled steak into. Enjoy!"
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Ready In:
1 3/4 cup


  • 23 cup white sesame seeds, toasted until just golden brown
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 23 cup soya sauce
  • 23 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 12 cup white onion, finely chopped


  • In a medium bowl, stir water into dry mustard until smooth.
  • Add the soya sauce and vegetable oil to mustard. Stir and then pour into blender.
  • Add sesame seeds, garlic and onion to blender and blend for 2 minutes on low and then 2 minutes on high. It should be quite smooth when finished.
  • This would typically be served cold or at room temperature.

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  1. Mitch A.
    This isn’t correct. I knew someone who got the exact recipe from someone who worked there. I don’t recall the exact ratios as I lost the recipe, but it involves using an egg yolk, a bit of heavy cream, and (absolutely imperative to get it right) Yamasa soya sauce. There was a part onion and sesame oil, but I don’t think garlic was a part of it. Certainly no mustard! Yuk. What an American take. It’s Japanese food! Lol.
  2. Lindas Busy Kitchen
    This is a nice sauce for dipping! I used it on my steak and we really liked it! I used low sodium soy sauce and it worked well! I think this would go great with steamed shrimp, or even over Japanese noodles, seafood, and veggies. I will be experimenting with this and trying it on sushi as well! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us Nif! Made for 123 Hit Wonders 3/09 Linda
  3. Anonymous
    This was simply inedible. I love strong umami flavors but this was so dark and bitter it tasted like the recipe omitted a major ingredient.
  4. Oishi
    the recipe i have is similar except for it's 1/2 cup of soya and 1/2 cup of oil, 2 tsp of garlic, 1-2 tps of dried mustard (let sit for 10 mins) 1/8 cup of cream and tsp of sugar
  5. sjkotylak
    This is good, but not Japanese Village good - it was my favourite restaurant in Calgary and since I moved away, the steak sauce is what I dream about! I shall continue my search... Thanks! Made for PAC Fall 2012


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