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Feb 27, 2012 07:34 AM

Japanese Salad Dressing?

At a local Japanese restaurant they use a creamy off white colored salad dressing that I'm addicted to. It definitely has ground sesame seeds, rice wine vinegar and maybe some ginger and maybe a little bit of soy sauce. It's really mild and there is no overpowering flavor of any kind. What really stands out is the sesame flavor. However, they won't tell me what it is. I would LOVE to be able to buy something like this in a bottle to have at home.

Does anybody have any idea of what kind of dressing this might be and if it's sold in a bottle and where I might be able to buy some?

Normally I would experiment at home but I'm pregnant and on bed rest and it might get a little messy if I put the Kitchen Ninja on the bed.

Thanks ahead of time!

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  1. Benihana's uses a creamy ginger dressing that I love that you can make at home. Although the recipe does not use sesame seeds, I noticed some of the reviews said they added sesame oil and/or seeds. It's really easy to make if you have all the ingredients. Here is a link for you:

    1. The creamy off white color and mild flavor could indicate it is made with white miso, you might look for that as an ingredient.

      1. Sounds like this, which is one of my favorites:

        (Red Shell Miso Dressing, the one on the left) - which I have purchased at the Japanese grocery store (Mitsuwa) as well as at Costco here in the SF Bay Area. Amazon carries it also if you're not near either of those options.

        1. Sounds like Sesame Dressing. I've got bottle of it in my fridge called "Deep-Roasted Sesame Dressing". I got it from my local Asian grocer. It's cream-coloured but studded with bits of sesame seeds. Can't read who makes it because it's all in Japanese and the English label that the importers have stuck on it doesn't translate the manufacturer.

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          1. re: Billy33

            this it?

            if so, it's made by Kewpie - the same company that makes the most popular Japanese mayonnaise.

          2. Our favorite Japanese restaurant makes a great salad dressing using Japanese mayo, a tiny amount of soy sauce, and PEANUT BUTTER! I thought it was sesame, but it's not.