Korean Sesame Paste Dip

May 19, 2008

Sesame plays a very important role in Korean cooking, for the flavor as well as aroma. πŸ™‚ This is a delicious classic accompaniment for any Korean dish, Simple yet delicious. Made this sauce to match the <Kimchi Pancake> and i also used this sauce as a dressing for my salad! and it tasted really good! *grin*


50g Sesame seeds
2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
2 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1 Tsp Mirin (Optional)
2 Tsp Red pepper powder (Optional)


  1. Toast or dry-roast Sesame seeds till golden brown.
  2. Pulse sesame seeds into powder.
  3. In a bowl, Mix all ingredients together.
  4. Serve as a accompaniment to any Korean dish.

This is a really nice sauce! i love the nice rich flavor of sesame in it~ πŸ™‚ wonderful! YUMMY!

– .: Cook Lee :.



  1. Great, I have all the ingredients on hand. Shall give it a try! Oh what you mean by pulse? Can use blender?

    Btw, I tried your steam banana cake. It’s fantastic! Thanks for the great recipe! πŸ™‚

  2. Aimei: can! u can use a blender, just mix all the ingredients together~ ^^ in fact the actually recipe calls to blend them, but i choose to grind/pulse my sesame seeds πŸ˜› cos i use my blender specifically for blending juices! :X

  3. What does it mean – β€œmirin”? What is it?

  4. Hi Rishat,

    Mirin is a kind of japanese Rice wine, u can learn more about it here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirin

  5. u can try replace mirin w sugar syrup

  6. You’ve gone Korean sweetie…I love these posts but the ingredients are all new! Am glad you are exploring new cuisines…sounds like great fun…xoxoxo

  7. Deeba: πŸ˜€ thanks for the comment! yes, i totally agree it is fun~ very fun to try new cuisine! πŸ˜›

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