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Where can I find yummy gomae?

cherrypicker1972 Aug 29, 2008 12:33 PM

I love gomae but I never see it on sushi menus in Toronto. It's delicious sesame paste soaked spinach usually served ina tiny bowl becasue the spinach reduces so much.

I could eat a pound of the stuff.

Here's a pic of some:


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  1. Kagemusha RE: cherrypicker1972 Aug 29, 2008 01:13 PM

    It's probably considered too homey in either its Japanese or Korean variants for resto fare but it's dead simple to make:


    Same goes for the range of great quick pickle bits, tsukemono, I rarely see around TO.

    1. tbonetak RE: cherrypicker1972 Aug 29, 2008 01:36 PM

      The ohitashi, which is quite similar, at Toshi Sushi is quite nice. I can't recall offhand if it contains sesame or not, though. According to Shizuo Tsuji, goma-ae does and ohitashi doesn't, but I think that distinction often falls by the wayside in T.O. restaurants.

      (As well, I don't know if it'll make a difference in yoru searches, but you might also see it spelled "goma-ae" or with some variant with two "a"s, since it's a combination of "goma" (sesame) and "ae" (dressing).)

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