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Oct 5, 2008 05:42 PM

Asian sesame dressing

looking for a good Asian sesame dressing. I tried Ken's brand and I did not care for it.

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  1. Emirel's used to have one that was decent.

    1. I usually make my own with soy sauce, teriyaki, fresh ginger, red pepper flakes, toasted sesame oil, and sometimes a little peanut butter.

      Agreed on the Ken's dressing- it tastes weirdly gummy and slick at the same time.

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      1. re: cheesecake17

        I like the taste of ken's light one better than the regular one, it's a little less preservativey, try that

        1. re: shoelace

          That's the one I tried.. I didn't know they made a regular one.

      2. I liked Marzetti's "Teresa's Asian Ginger Dressing". (I guess you could just add some sesame seeds.) I used it over a bagged salad of mixed greens, and a can of drained mandarin oranges. I think that it would be good with some toasted or sugared nuts as well.
        The dressing is available in Pomegranate in Brooklyn.

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          1. re: Bzdhkap

            who gices marzetti kosher supervision? I saw that brand at my local shop rite with no hasgacha

            1. re: koshergourmetmart

              Their Asian Ginger dressing, which I bought at Pomegranate, has an OU. I don't know if they carried any other flavors of their dressing. Maybe some flavors have a hechsher, while others don't

          2. If you're looking for a salad dressing Newman's own makes a great one. I think it's low-fat but you wouldn't think so tasting it.

            If you're looking for something for stir-frying or other cooking things, I'm a big fan of the SoyVey brand (with a name like that, it's hard to argue). They have a variety of sauces/marinades available and each one that I've tried has been delicious.

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            1. re: CloggieGirl

              Just bear in mind that not everyone is so taken with the half-moon K hechsher that brand has. I heard it's becoming "stronger," but still not quite there on all products.

              1. re: queenscook

                Kosher Today reported yesterday that the half-moon K and the OU are merging, and while the half-moon K will remain on some products for a while, it will eventually be replaced by the OU on everything.

            2. Feast From the East a takeout place (not kosher) here in Los Angeles has a delicious certified Kosher asian salad dressing. They even sell it at Costco here.


              you can order it online. If the link doesn't work, search Feast From the East, there is a button on the top of the screen to order the dressing. Enjoy!