Put the sesame paste and toasted whole sesame seeds in a measuring cup. Add the mentsuyu little by little while stirring it with a small whisk. Pour in the water.
Add the ★ ingredients to taste. Done! The sauce will be mildly spicy with 10 drops of ra-yu.
See Recipe ID: 1162764 "Somen Noodles Dipped in Sesame Sauce"
Try this sauce with boiled chicken or pork and cucumber. It's not sweet, so it's quite light and refreshing. Chill in the refrigerator.
This is a chilled cellophane noodle salad and boiled chicken. The noodles absorb the delicious sauce. Add more ra-yu to turn it into a great drinking appetizer.
This is a cold rice dish with sliced cucumber, tomato and chopped green onions plus the sesame sauce. Rinse the rice in ice water beforehand.
Story Behind this Recipe
I love the kombu-based mentsuyu by Yamasa.
If you prefer to make this richer, add ground sesame seeds. If you omit the ★ ingredients, the sauce will be mild enough for small children. As long as you have this sauce stocked in the refrigerator, you can just pour it over rice to eat on busy mornings.