Black Sesame Otsu

Black Sesame Otsu Recipe


I have a couple of things for you today. A new recipe. And a related teaser for something to come later in the week - a sampler PDF of six recipes & photos from Super Natural Every Day. The sampler includes some of my favorite recipes from the book, and I'm excited to be able to get some of the recipes into your hands. Finally!

Black Sesame Otsu Recipe

Take a peek above to get a sense of what the sampler is going to include. I'm including the recipe for Black Sesame Otsu in this post, down below. For those of you who liked the otsu recipe I included in my last book, I did this new version with a twist. I still use soba noodles and tofu, but everything gets slathered in a thinned-out, salty-sweet black sesame paste, and then topped with lots of sliced green onions. As a side note, the black sesame paste is pretty great on all sorts of other things as well - salads, spinach, roasted potatoes, green beans. Go to town with it.

Huge thanks to each of you who've pre-ordered the new book. I mean it, I feel fortunate to be able to work on projects like this. Ten Speed made a real effort to keep the price point reasonable, so the book is accessible to many. It is $13 on Amazon, and there are a list of alternate retailers on this page as well.

Black Sesame Otsu Recipe

One last late-breaking, book-related note. It looks like Super Natural Every Day is going to be published in the UK & Australia simultaneously with the US version. More news to come when I know more!

 
 
 
 

Black Sesame Otsu Recipe

The black sesame paste I use here has become one of my standbys. I typically make extra for use on salads, broccoli, spinach, green beans, edamame, even roasted potatoes. You can make the black sesame paste a couple days in advance, if needed, and it's fine to use white sesame seeds if that's what is available to you. Lastly! Otsu leftovers make a great next-day lunch.

1 teaspoon pine nuts
1 teaspoon sunflower seeds
1/2 cup / 2 oz / 60 g black sesame seeds
1 1/2 tablespoons natural cane sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons shoyu, tamari, or soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons mirin
Scant 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons brown rice vinegar
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Fine-grain sea salt
12 ounces / 340 g soba noodles
12 ounces / 340 g extra-firm tofu
Extra-virgin olive oil
1 bunch green onions, white and light green parts, thinly sliced

Toast the pine nuts and sunflower seeds in a large skillet over medium heat until golden, shaking the pan regularly. Add the sesame seeds to the pan and toast for a minute or so. It's hard to tell when they are toasted; look closely and use your nose. Remove from the heat as soon as you smell a hint of toasted sesame; if you let them go much beyond that, you'll start smelling burned sesame - not good. Transfer to a mortar and pestle and crush the mixture; the texture should be like black sand. Alternatively, you can use a food processor. Stir in the sugar, shoyu, mirin, sesame oil, brown rice vinegar, and cayenne pepper. Taste and adjust if needed.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt generously, add the soba, and cook according to the package instructions until tender. Drain, reserving some of the noodle cooking water, and rinse under cold running water.

While the noodles are cooking, drain the tofu, pat it dry, and cut into matchstick shapes. Season the tofu with a pinch of salt, toss with a small amount of oil, and cook in a large skillet over medium-high heat for a few minutes, tossing every couple minutes, until the pieces are browned on all sides.

Reserve a heaping tablespoon of the sesame paste, then thin the rest with 1/3 cup / 80 ml of the hot noodle water. In a large mixing bowl, combine the soba, half of the green onions, and the black sesame paste. Toss until well combined. Add the tofu and toss again gently. Serve topped with a tiny dollop of the reserved sesame paste and the remaining green onions.

Serves 4.

Excerpted from Super Natural Every Day, to be published by Ten Speed Press, Spring 2011.

Prep time: 15 min - Cook time: 15 min

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KitchenArtistry
February 20, 2011

The Otsu recipe looks great, as does the sampler menu! Thank you for sharing it...

 

Anonymous
February 20, 2011

Heidi
I cannot count the number of times your recipes and stories have pulled me out of a cooking rut. Thank you :)

 

EatLiveRun
February 20, 2011

Heidi, your sampler looks amazing! Congratulations on the book--I can't wait to pick up a copy!

 

Cate
February 20, 2011

My husband pre-ordered Super Natural Everyday for me as a Christmas present and I can't wait to actually have the copy in my hands! So excited for the PDF!

 

Eating Bangkok
February 20, 2011

The sampler looks amazing, I can't wait to see the full contents of the whole book!

And your sesame paste does sounds as if it would go great on a whole range of dishes, can't wait to give it a try.

 

Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama}
February 20, 2011

The sampler menu looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

 

Ashley
February 20, 2011

Millet muffins sound completely amazing!!!

 

Coco @ Opera Girl Cooks`
February 20, 2011

What a great use for the jar full of black sesame seeds I have lying around. I would never have thought of something like this. Thanks, Heidi!

 

Honestly Good Food
February 20, 2011

Would tahini be an acceptable sub. if you don't have black sesame seeds? Also, I'm so excited to see the millet muffins!

HS: Hmmm. I'm thinking that might be an odd swap. Not 100% sure if it would work. I think the better call would be to try to track down the white/beige sesame seeds, or even one of the sesame pastes? I haven't worked out the exact measurements using the paste though - you could likely wing it to taste.

 

Beth
February 20, 2011

I'm really quite excited for your upcoming cookbook. The more recipes I try from your site, the more competent I feel in the kitchen (I'm a little bit addicted to the curried apple couscous). I've never used recipes that are so spot on as written. Thank you for your hard work and your joy in sharing.

HS: Thanks for the nice note and the apple couscous reminder Beth - it has been a while, and I enjoy that recipe.

 

Delicious recipe! Looking forward to the book release :). Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

 

Blog is the New Black
February 20, 2011

Great recipe- great pics.

 

Joyce
February 20, 2011

Congrats on upcoming new book and UK/Australia publications, Heidi! I'm excited to try out more recipes from your new book :)

 

Carly from Yummrs
February 20, 2011

ooooo! i just go crazy for new ways to dress up soba noodles! so excited to try... this looks delicious.

 

Katie
February 20, 2011

Lovely looking sampler menu, Heidi. The yellow is very sunny, and I especially like the flourishes at the top and bottom. If this is any indication of how the new book is going to look, you're doing a great job. I can't wait for more peeks!

 

Earl Lee
February 20, 2011

Hey Heidi,

I really like the update on the design for the website! The fonts are so much more stark! The menu design also looks wonderful!

HS: Thanks for the feedback Earl.

 

sally
February 20, 2011

The black sesame paste sounds great--as does your book!

 

Melissa
February 20, 2011

I love things with sesame. I made Japanese dish with green beans and a similar sesame sauce- can't wait to try this.

So excited for the other recipes.

 

Cecilia
February 20, 2011

Hey Heidi,

I am a reader and a fan of yours all the way from Australia. I'm just wondering whether you would be able to put your book up for sale on the book depository website? It's just that the shipping for amazon to international countries and usually pretty hefty. Thanks!

HS: Hi Cecilia, a number of people have now suggested this. Thanks! I'll def. look into it.

 

KateP
February 21, 2011

Heidi, that is so great that SNE will be available here in Aust at the same time as it's US release - cannot wait to see it!

 

Maria @ Scandifoodie
February 21, 2011

I am really looking forward to this book! This otsu recipe sounds just perfect as I'm a huge fan of black sesame!

 

KateP
February 21, 2011

I forgot to say in my earlier comment that the sample menu looks so lovely and delicious and as per other people, thank you so much for sharing!

 

Caffettiera
February 21, 2011

You are always such a huge inspiration. I'm going to make this paste pretty soon I think. Thanks for the teaser. I'm looking forward to more.

 

The Artist Chef
February 21, 2011

This is an interesting menu peg for me to be inspired to do in my restaurant. Good work as always Heidi :)

 

chika
February 21, 2011

hello heidi - i've always loved otsu and this version will sure be my new favorite! i've made something similar with white sesame seeds (okay, not with sunflower seeds or pine nuts...) but black sesame will add a whole new element to the dish, both in terms of flavor and appearance.

and the sampler menu looks lovely too - can't wait to get my copy in the spring!

 

Louisa
February 21, 2011

This looks so good that I'm going to have to make it straight away. Congratulations on the book!

 

Anonymous
February 21, 2011

I love the menu! Tutti frutti crumble? Delicious!

 

Simply Life
February 21, 2011

Oh I am loving this with the soba noodles!

 

Maggie at Eat Boutique
February 21, 2011

I am loving that sampler menu and would like a Tinto de Verano right now please! :-)

HS: I'm right behind you on that one Maggie! Although the weather here is a bit too cold.

 

Nisrine, Dinners & Dreams
February 21, 2011

I have half the ingredients + I've been dying to try soba noodles. These are two very valid excuses to give this a try.

 

Rebecca
February 21, 2011

SO exciting Heidi!
Congrats on the new book, you must be feeling such a sense of accomplishment after all the hard work. I cannot wait to read it - I, like most of your loyal readers, have been anxiously anticipating the release. I've pre-ordered on Amazon US but good to know that if I review, my readers here in France can easily access it thanks to Amazon UK! (Just remember to stop in Paris on your book tour ok? :) I'll save you a seat at the new Rose Bakery! And can't wait for the rest of the teaser recipes this week - millet muffins? ravioli salad? YUM- that looks like the best day of eating EVER! Bisous from Paris, Rebecca

 

Katrina
February 21, 2011

This is the first time I've heard of Otsu! Very cool recipe. Yummy looking too.

 

Katie
February 21, 2011

Hi Heidi!
Congratulations on your new book! I have a jar of organic sesame paste laying around and I thought that instead of making the paste, I could simply substitute. I was wondering how much of the paste itself should I use. Thank you!

 

Keen@TheGourmetTraveller
February 21, 2011

Love it SIMPLE, YUMMY and HEALTHY...It would be quick to prepare once you have the paste ready....

 

Nancy
February 21, 2011

The black sesame paste sounds delicious; must give it a try. And the sampler menu looks great!

 

lauren @ spiced plate
February 21, 2011

This looks delicoius -- and that sampler menu sounds like a walk through my dream food day -- millet muffins and ravioli! Oh so delicious.
I love black sesamee seed paste -- what a fun way to spice up soba noodles!

 

Nishma
February 21, 2011

Congratulations, Heidi! Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedications. I've learned a great deal from your wonderful blog and have been inspired to try many new foods and techniques. I have to mention that you are the one person whose instructions I follow exactly for the "sweet" recipes...you use exactly the right amount of sweetner to sweeten the food without overwhelming the nuances of other flavors. For everyone else, I decrease the amount by close to half!

 

Cher
February 21, 2011

Excited to see the preview. Can not wait for the release of SNED!

 

Michelle
February 21, 2011

Yayy, I'm so excited! I love your recipes, and I imagine SNE is going to be killer. I've actually made a resolution to try making every recipe in Super Natural Cooking...Super Natural Everyday is next!

 

Maegan @ thetwotables
February 21, 2011

Wow! I don't think I would have ever tried black sesame seeds otherwise, but I'll have to stop by our co-op and pick some up. Thanks for the nudge (and inspiration!)

 

Maegan @ thetwotables
February 21, 2011

One more quick question: what kind of pan do you use to prepare the tofu? I've just been using a stainless steel skillet. I find my tofu (when sauteeing) sticks, but haven't been using my cast-iron skillet--is that what you use?

HS: Hi Maegan - I use my stainless steel skillet or sometimes cast-iron. If you're having trouble with sticking, try resisting the urge to toss the tofu until a good, golden skin has formed where the tofu touches the pan. You can then typically run a metal spatula between the two w/o sticking. If you're still having trouble, use a touch more oil. And also, use the firmest tofu you can find. Hope this helps!

 

laura @ alittlebarefoot
February 21, 2011

gorgeous and delicious. can't wait to see the recipe sampler!

 

Lauren
February 21, 2011

I've made your Otsu recipe from Super Natural Cooking many times, and absolutely love it - so I know I will also adore this Black Sesame version. I cannot wait to get my hands on my pre-ordered copy of Super Natural Every Day, and am excited to get a sneak peak with your sampler menu. Everything sounds fantastic!

 

Kristine
February 21, 2011

WOOOHOOOO! I just about peed my pants with excitement when I saw this recipe, not to mention the teaser! It's stunning and so full of goodness!

The only change I would make is to use maple syrup instead of cane sugar (it comes out of our taps here in Canada, you know). THANKS!!!! :)

HS: Sounds like a delicious substitution Kristine :)

 

Adriane
February 21, 2011

Looks delicious! Also loved your recipe that was printed in Food & Wine magazine this month!

HS: Hi Adriane - yes, I was excited to see that as well! Here's the link for anyone else who is interested in that recipe, it'll also be in the new book.

 

Andrika Brown
February 21, 2011

Heidi,

A nonessential question: did you change the posting font to Helvetica? It looks terrific - clean and clear like your recipes.

HS: Hi Andrika, Wayne helped me change the entire site over to fonts using TypeKit. Glad you like the update, I like how crisp it looks as well :)

 

molly @ mollys menu
February 21, 2011

Looks delicious. I love the addition of cayenne to give it some extra heat. The thin strips of tofu, instead of the typical cubes, are a nice way to mirror the shape and bite size of the noodles, too.

 

Kathleen Curran-Cheng
February 21, 2011

Thank you for this yummy looking recipe. I've ordered Super Natural Every Day, and this will keep me excited until I receive my copy in the mail.

 

Sam
February 21, 2011

I have just pre-ordered. Looking forward to it...

HS: Loving your recent photos Sam.

 

Karen
February 21, 2011

What typefaces were used for the sample menu? Particularly the sans serif, but the others as well. Sorry, this question isn't about cooking. The typefaces are beautiful. Thanks.

HS: Not sure off-hand Karen, I'd have to ask Toni what she used here.

 

Stacie
February 21, 2011

Heidi,

I just love your style... your recipes, photos, writing... all fantastic!

I pre-ordered your book for myself for Valentines Day!! Waiting with bated breath...

 

Sabrina Smeraldini
February 21, 2011

I can't wait to try it! I have some friends over for a girl's night next week I think I'll make it for them.
Thanks. Sabrina.

 

kosenrufu mama
February 21, 2011

my compliments!!!!!!
the recipe looks delicius!! i have tryed the farro-risotto of previous post. it was faboulous!!!
i gess this time as well!!!!!
thank you

 

Gilda92
February 21, 2011

Heidi: You might want to add The Book Depository (in the UK) to your list of places where people can pre-order your book. They don't charge for delivery to Canada and the US and other countries as well. And since you have an international following...

HS: Thanks for the tip Gilda, I'll look into it.

 

Erica Julson
February 21, 2011

I'm so excited for your new cookbook! I bought your first one in college & since then you've inspired me to start my own healthy eating blog! Thanks for being such an inspiration & great resource on whole foods.

HS: Thanks for the nice note Erica. Looking forward to checking out your site.

 

Tall girl
February 21, 2011

What a wonderful blog that I'm sure to use a lot! But what is mirin?

HS: Hi Tg, Have a look here.

 

The Healthy Apple
February 21, 2011

Looks delicious, Heidi. Congrats on Super Natural Every Day. I'm excited to try this recipe as I am in love with black sesame seeds!

 

Deborah
February 21, 2011

I'm really looking forward to the release of this book and have pre-ordered by copy! Hurrah for a simultaneous publication for Australia!. Thanks for sharing the sampler menu.

 

Monique Smith
February 21, 2011

I'm so excited for your new book! Can't wait for the tutti-frutti crumble. That sounds fantastic!

 

Happy When Not Hungry
February 21, 2011

Wow this looks delicious! Your sampler looks great too!

 

nana
February 21, 2011

Congrats on your new book, cannot wait to get a copy!

BTW, what does "Otsu" mean???

 

I have all of these glorious ingredients on hand (except the tofu) and I think I'm going to have to give this a try. Soba noodles with toasted sesame oil are my new obsession after I made a delicious vegetable stirfry last week. This may have to be dinner tomorrow night!

 

Sharlene
February 21, 2011

Oh this menu looks delicious, especially this first dish in the series!

 

This looks simple, clean and delish. Great recipe Heidi!

 

Emily in PDX
February 21, 2011

Heidi!!

I am SO THRILLED to see Tinto de Verano on your sampler menu! I went to Spain in 1992 and fell in love with "Vino Tinto de Verano."

If I ask for it in restaurants in The States I get puzzled expressions.

Now I can be reunited with this yummy drink, warm memories... and enjoy making it anytime!

Thank you!

Can't wait to get my copy of SNE.

Warmly,
Emily

 

Kath
February 21, 2011

Great news about this being published in Australia, I can't wait to see it on the shelves!

 

Kim - Liv Life
February 21, 2011

The Tutti-Frutti Crumble looks to be my favorite!! Beautiful photos, and a big congratulations on the book!

 

Danielle Klinenberg
February 21, 2011

Just pre-ordered your book. I am on a cleanse - no grains - but am going to try this with some veg. Will send a pic if its delicious.

Danielle

 

Melinda
February 21, 2011

Thanks for the sampler (or should I say teaser!) You have us all salivating, I'm sure. Looks great!

 

thenextimageproject
February 22, 2011

REALLY glad to hear your book will be published in the UK so I can get my hands on it all the faster!
Xx

 

Emm
February 22, 2011

Yay! Now I'll be able to buy your book once we are settled in Australia :-) Perfect.
Your Otsu recipe from supernatural cooking has become one of my favourite dishes, so I'm stoked to try out another of your versions here.
Also your sampler menu looks and sounds fab.
It's been such a treat to read your post today, a little light in what has been a horrific day here in New Zealand Xx

 

Sam
February 22, 2011

Love the sound of the black sesame paste and am also a fan of the Otsu recipe from Super Natural Cooking, so will definitely give this version a spin. Brilliant news that there will be a simultaneous release of the new book in Australia!

 

Nicole Franzen
February 22, 2011

I literally started salivating at the thought of avocado, lemon, curry and mustard seeds. What a brilliant idea and I would LOVE if you posted the recipe for that.

 

DessertForTwo
February 22, 2011

Your first version of otsu is probably the thing I make most often from your book. I am so excited to get a new version!
Thanks so much! I positively cannot wait for your new book! I appreciate the low price point too!
Have a great day :)

 

Sweets By Vicky
February 22, 2011

The Otsu recipe from your Suoer Natural cookbook is one of my go-to recipes and even though I can't take gluten, have found it quite tasty with rice vermicelli too! :)

 

Katie@Cozydelicious
February 22, 2011

This looks amazing. So different, sp exciting - but I happen to have all of those ingrediants in my kitchen right now! And I love your menu... to eat so fantastically for a whole day, what a dream!

 

lisa
February 22, 2011

Love your stuff. The way you present things are unique, and inviting!

 

Mrs. Stranded
February 22, 2011

I love the simple and classy design of the menu. The color palette is stunning.

 

Sammie
February 22, 2011

I go crazy for just about any recipe with pine nuts- Thank you!!

 

Erika
February 22, 2011

This Japanese person has never heard of an "otsu" before. Is it "otsumami" shortened or something?

 

Rocky Mountain Woman
February 22, 2011

So excited about your book...what an amazing accomplishment!

 

Erin
February 22, 2011

So unique, thanks for the recipe!

 

Jennifer
February 23, 2011

Just finished enjoying this dish for dinner. Since I live in Tokyo, i was able to pick up some fresh soba on the way home from work. Delicious! Looking forward to more sneak peeks of the book.

 

Kate
February 23, 2011

Heidi,
The menu looks wonderful; glad to hear the book should (hopefully) be making it's way to Australian stores, too.

I've just been reading your recipes about 'the Madame' and her souffle. I have been cooking 'with' her these past few weeks-she really has a presence in the kitchen, doesn't she? I will have to tackle the souffle, soon.

As always, thanks for the wonderful reading:)

HS: The Madame is no joke. I haven't cooked with her in a while. Might be time to invite her back into my kitchen?! :)

 

Jen @ keepitsimplefoods
February 23, 2011

Love this sampler because (for once) I can eat everything on the menu! Thank goodness for you!

 

heather jacobsen
February 23, 2011

congratulations on the books. you have great recipes and great photography! i can't wait to try this noodle recipe. :)

 

Lady Amalthea
February 23, 2011

Congratulations! The sample menu is mouthwatering. Can't wait for the new book!

 

francine
February 23, 2011

This recipe is so wonderful that i will be posting it on our blog, with full credit to you, of course. Wonderful, appetizing recipe!

 

Elizabeth
February 23, 2011

I can't believe that tinto de verano is in your sampler menu! I spent last spring studying abroad in southern Spain and that's practically all I drank while I was there. When I came home I tried to recreate the recipe myself (without lemon Fanta that is commonly used in Spain and is not readily available in the U.S.) and found that sparkling lemonade was the best replacement, just like your recipe. I think I had at least a glass of it every day this summer, it's so addicting! Did you get the idea for yours from Spain?

HS: yes! I love them. It'll be posted tonight. But, as you know - there's really nothing to it. It's more about the weather than anything w/ that one.

 

the good soup
February 23, 2011

Hi Heidi,
I haven't visited for a few weeks and there's so much to read! I love the sampler menu- so intriguing. I want that millet muffin recipe, and the avocado and mustard seed and the ravioli...
Looking forward to your book very much.
all my best
Angela

 

Karen Cunningham
February 23, 2011

YYYYUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMY!

We had the black sesame otsu last night and it was fantastic (It is going into my favorites folder)

Thank you so much!

 

Shira
February 23, 2011

Delicious! I made the otsu tonight with white sesame seeds and a few extra veggies - roasted kabocha squash, kale, orange peppers. I wasn't sure how thin the sesame paste was supposed to get... I think mine was a bit thicker than in your picture. I will try it thinner next time. Thank you!!!

HS: Glad you liked it Shira - I imagine it would be really nice with the kabocha. You can thin the paste out a bit if you like, then readjust the seasonings to your liking :)

 

sweet road
February 23, 2011

This is so exciting, I can't wait to see the recipes!

 

Helena
February 24, 2011

I would buy the book just for the pictures, even if I were the biggest carnivore on earth (which I am not - no meat for me!). So gorgeous!

 

chika
February 24, 2011

Erika - "otsu" is an old-ish japanese word to describe something/someone interesting and/or tasteful, maybe bit quaint or unusual, but kind of cool... not something that is the best of its sort, but nice in its own way.

see:
http://okwave.jp/qa/q4482448.html
(in japanese)

HS: Well said Chika :)

 

otama
February 24, 2011

I made this last night for dinner and we loved it. It comes together easily due to the clear instructions. The paste is so fragrant with the sesame seed and pinenut scents freshly released. I used a small food processor and it worked great. Your description of the paste was perfect - mine looked just like black sand! Next time, for a variation, I want to try this with white sesame seeds. Wonderful recipe Heidi!

HS: Thanks! I'm so glad you liked it. It is def. a favorite around here.

 

Erika
February 24, 2011

Chika --
Thanks! That seems like an appropriate way to describe something like this, haha.

 

Malia
February 24, 2011

Oh, this was so nummy! I had no mirin, so used ume plum vinegar. I am already looking forward to having the leftovers for lunch tomorrow!

HS: Malia - Love the sound of that.

 

SP
February 25, 2011

We made this last night, alongside Spicy Stir-Fried Cabbage (http://tinyurl.com/4lb6tn6), and it was such a delicious meal. I'm currently having leftovers for lunch, in the form of a cold soba/cabbage salad. Heidi, you are a rockstar!

 

GR
February 26, 2011

I'm so looking forward to this book! You really have changed the way I look at food and cook. Can't wait to try the recipes from this sampler!

 

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February 26, 2011

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parisbreakfast
February 27, 2011

I love Soba and I love sesame seeds so this has to be a winner. I can't wait for the new book to come out.
BRAVO!
merci
carolg

 

Aneta
March 1, 2011

Hi Heidi, this is the first recipe I have tried from your site and it is going to become a regular -- absolutely delicious and so quick to make! Can't wait for your book to come out. And your blog is amazing!

 

Kirsten
March 2, 2011

This is delicious!! I added some grated carrot and broccoli for colour and to bulk the dish up. It was a quick weeknight dinner, definitely a new go-to. Thanks!! :)

 

Hishinlai'
March 2, 2011

The Otsu recipe was SO good and really easy to make. I think it would have been more tasty if I had had the sesame oil, instead I used a citrus California olive oil. I mean if a 5 year old loves it, what can you say?

 

Pam
March 4, 2011

Made this last night for dinner. My husband and I absolutely LOVED it!! This will be on the menu as a weekly dinner in our house! The only thing is , every time I cook soba noodles, they clump together. Any suggestions?

 

Rupal Sanghvi
March 5, 2011

AMAZING. Really enjoyed this. Quite beautiful to see the black sesame sand-like texture morph into a creamy sauce upon adding noodle water!

I added edamame (shelled) and would also pair with steamed mustard greens. I also seasoned the tofu with shIchimi togarashi.

THANK YOU!

 

Scienter
March 7, 2011

I love soba noodles, I'm definitely going to try this! I actually have black sesame seeds on my spice rack right now.

 

Gabriella
March 7, 2011

Heidi,

I just love your website, travel, photography and brilliant, reliably delicious recipes.

Thank you and all best wishes,
Gabriella (UK)

 

Kelly
March 9, 2011

At first I thought the sesame paste seemed a little sweet, and was vowing that next time I make this, I would cut down on the sugar completely or entirely, but by the bottom of the bowl it had grown on me immensely. I still may experiment and see how it goes. Thanks for a great recipe!

 

flynn
March 14, 2011

What would you serve with this as a veg when you make it at home? Inquiring minds want to know ... ;) Thanks again!

 

Rupal
March 24, 2011

loved this recipe! great with edemame (shelled) + watercress, finely chopped.

 

Alicante Airport
March 27, 2011

Maybe you will want to place a facebook button to your website. I just marked down the url, but I had to make this by hand. Simply my 2 cents.

 

Rachel
April 4, 2011

Just made this with fried mushrooms instead of tofu and topped it with a sliced omelette. Delicious!

 

Bobby
April 5, 2011

I love this family-healthy-recipes, I tried to follow.Thanks for sharing.