I just came across a recipe for "Horenso No Goma Miso Ae" (Spinach with sesame miso sauce). It calls for Japanese sesame paste. I have tahini sitting in the fridge. Can I use tahini instead of the Japanese kind?
Tahini won't taste the same but you can make the Japanese kind pretty easily by just toasting the sees in a pan and using a mortar and pestle, suribachi or grinder to make it into a paste which is how it is commonly done in Japan.